View Full Version : L129 Colombian zebra pleco

03-29-2008, 12:13 PM
I've been wanting a pleco for awhile now so Before I went to the fish store yesterday I did some reading on a bunch of different kinds that way I could be semi aware of what im buying. I came back with a L129 Colombian zebra pleco, and 9 green tiger barbs. The pleco only gets 3 inches big and is carnivorous. I wish I had a camera because it is an amazing looking fish!

03-29-2008, 12:17 PM
It kind of looks like this


But little bit fatter bodied. and A little bit thicker stripped with more black then tan

03-29-2008, 12:23 PM
More like this? http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/image.php?image_id=1189

Great looking fish! Congrats!

03-29-2008, 12:25 PM
Its bands of tan are alot thicker then that, thats why I brought up that other fish. Hopefully its not misnamed.

03-29-2008, 12:30 PM
You might want to go to planetcatfish.com (http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/numbers.php?mode=l&thumbs=16) and do a comparison to the pictures to see what's closest to the one you have. I hope it's not been mislabeled either, you don't want to find out you have bought a catfish that will outgrow your tank! Well, if you have, the earlier you know the better :hmm3grin2orange: Bummer you don't have a camera as I'm sure there's folks on here who could tell you for sure in a second.

03-29-2008, 12:33 PM
I think this might be the one.

03-29-2008, 12:38 PM
Also a great looking fish, and it won't get that large...phew!

03-29-2008, 12:43 PM
Looks like I will have to do some more research I just got him to accept shrimp pellets.

03-29-2008, 01:39 PM
This is another great case where it really makes me wish stores would list their plecs by L number. I've ordered from Exotic Finds in the past and you never have to wonder what kind of fish you get.

Great looking fish Nautilus

03-29-2008, 01:42 PM
He is a beautiful fish :18: As long as he doesn't grow really big, there shouldn't be a problem right! Great addition to your tank :19:

03-29-2008, 01:50 PM
Nice looking pleco!

03-29-2008, 01:56 PM
I was going to ask if I could put him in a 10g tank but I dont think I would want to do that anyways, expecially since I know he gets 4 to 5 inches instead of 3. Thanks everyone!!

03-30-2008, 08:41 PM
Keep in mind that color/patterns vary among individual fish, and the light-colored markings tend to get narrower as the fish grow. A few pics of the fish would help positively ID the species.

03-30-2008, 08:58 PM
Definetely a great looking pleco. I love plecos so much. The only problem is their bioload.

03-30-2008, 09:36 PM

04-02-2008, 10:30 PM
hopefully I can get a picture of him tomarrow, but I noticed that once I cleaned all of the algea off of my drift wood hes been knawing at it and he has the same exact markings as the pleco I posted a link too so I take it its one of these L169.


This looks just like mine.

04-02-2008, 10:36 PM
I think this might be the one.
does it look like this?

04-02-2008, 11:02 PM
no it looks just like this picture.

04-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Nice fish.

04-02-2008, 11:07 PM
thanks!! hes really tearing into the driftwood now, I think before it was so covered in algea that it didnt go for it. I never wanted to clean that peice of driftwood off becuase when I would take a brush to it particals would go all over the tank, and it has a slate peice that is under the gravel and I didnt want to sturr the gravel up. Finally I took that sucker out and gave it a good cleaning!!

04-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Nice looking fish, I never see anything like that available locally. (I'd have some if they were.) Even common BN's don't turn up very often, mostly it's monsters-to-be that will outgrow most tanks, or the clown pleco's.

04-03-2008, 09:14 AM
does it look like this?
is that a peckolita? oh youre snail beautiful:19:

04-03-2008, 10:27 AM
Nice pick up....great looking fish.