Hypancistrus zebra (L 46)

Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1991

(Type species)
Hypancistrus zebra (L 46)
on the basis of the pattern
Family
 
Subfamily
 
Tribe
Synonyms
Imperial pleco
Zebrawels
Hypancistrus zebra (L 98)
critical endangered
Length (total)
approx.  9 cm
Standard length (documented)
64.1 mm
Recommended tank size
60 cm
Temperature
26 - 30 °C
pH
5.5 - 7.5
Rio Xingu, stromabwärts von Altamira bis Belo Monte

Pará (BRA)

Brazil

Amazonas

[-3.23174,-52.22116]
Map to Hypancistrus zebra (L 46)
Type of water
Clear water
Nutrition (mostly): omnivore
Omnivore (carnivor oriented): frozen food, brine shrimp, pleco chips, white and black moscito larvas, krill
Eats plants
ggf. als Juvenile
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
Animal care
If possible, only this species in a tank

Keeping and breeding of Hypancistrus zebra
Males have wider head, females have a wider waist
approx. 1.75 years
from genus: Standard
multiple
 
 
from
to
 
Quantity
 
13
 
Temp.
28
30
 
pH
6.00
7.20
 
GH
2
5
 
KH
1
3
 
NO³
10
35
 
Cond.
132
289
 
 
present
I / 4 rays
(12 -) 14 soft rays
incised / concave, pointed
little longer at the bottom than at the top
stripes/ribbons
I / 7 rays
stripes/ribbons
6 soft rays
5 soft rays
Export of this especie is banned in Brazil since December 2004.
Early 2010 the Brazil government decided to implement the dam on the Rio Xingu. Thus, the natural habitat of this species is endangered.

Hypancistrus zebra and the positive list of Brazil
Not on the positive list of Brazil in 2012 : The positive list of Brazil
Not on the negative list of Brazil from 2020 : The negative list of Brazil
last seen on a
german stock list
06/July/2020
  • Seidel, Ingo "Back to Nature - Handbuch für L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2008) P.117
  • I. Seidel / H.-G. Evers "Welsatlas 2"  edition: 1 (2005) P.618
  • A. Werner / W. Lechner / Dr. J. Schmidt "Miniatlas L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2005) P.44
  • Seidel, Ingo "Hypancistrus Fibel"  edition: 1 (2010) P.56 - 57
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Pic. 12: Hypancistrus zebra (L 46)
Pic. 13: Hypancistrus zebra (L 46)
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Saul Paredes (Unungy’s Imports)
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