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Grosvenor Tropicals fully endorsees the OATA's policy on the humane  treatment of livestock. We may refuse any sale where we believe that a customer cannot provide a suitable environment for care of that species.

We do not supply Goldfish for use as prizes at Fetes, Fun Fairs or other events.

Imperial Pleco Hypancistrus Zebra

Also commonly known as the Zebra Pleco or Imperial pleco, or by the L numbers; L46 or L98 it is found in the Rio Xingu, Para and Brazil river systems of South America.

A spectacular fish which is easy to keep and breed, preferring water with a neutral pH and a temperature between 26 °C and 30 °C. The dorsal fin has a high expansion and it is possible to develop a blue twinge when in prime condition. It has a sucker mouth with 4 whiskers. Like other pleco's it has a flattish stomach.

Zebra plecos are omnivores and frozen foods, such as blood worms and brine shrimp can be fed as well as veggies such as crushed peas and algae wafers

They are a little shy and appreciate some hiding places where they can retreat during the day. Being mainly nocturnal it is important to ensure that they do get sufficient food, so saving a small quantity until after "lights out" is a good idea.

They are quite rare in the aquarium trade, but this is due almost entirely to their high price.


Rusty Pleco

Please call to check availability and price.