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  1. #11

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    0 Not allowed!
    I believe the zebra plecos also are rather difficult to get to breed

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    0 Not allowed!
    Yeah when I grow up I want to breed them and morish idols in small tank so I can be the first to do it
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    1 Not allowed!
    As a response to talldutchie, I have actually asked very experienced LFS managers this question as well.

    Zebra plecos are pretty hard to get, not necessarily uncommon, but extremely expensive and yet still get bought out fast.
    One thing that sticks out with these is their extremely unique colors along with the "zebra" pattern. Sticks out, and does well in a well maintained community tank.

    Given the conditions that they are rare and have an extremely high demand, the breeders would naturally want to make as much money as possible off of these fish. So, they simply don't sell the females commonly. And when they do sell a male/female pair, it is EXPENSIVE. People have bought large numbers of these at a time in attempt to breed them, but ended up with 0 females. I have heard of male/female pairs ranging in the thousands.

    I would assume that if it was easy to get your hands on a male/female pair, people would instantly start breeding them and taking advantage of the high demand, and it would slowly go down after they become more common along with the price as well.

    Of course, their unique color+design will always make them one of the most favored and expensive plecos.

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