L270 - chocolate zebra catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
L270 - chocolate zebra catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
  • beautiful loricariid
  • dark brown-light patterned
  • very peaceful catfish
  • to keep in a group

L270 - chocolate zebra catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm

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L270 - chocolate zebra catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
The L270 is a great loricariid catfish and a perfect alternative for those who find the usual Ancistrus sp. too common. This very pretty and contrasty marked very peaceful catfish is perfect for the community aquarium. It leaves shrimps completely alone. Breeding in the aquarium is possible, and the chocolate zebra catfish is also a good feeder of growth and effectively scrapes algae deposits from panes and roots. - Garnelio
Water values: soft to medium hard
Fish group: Catfish
Temperature: 25-30 °C
Visual effect: interesting body shape
Feature: Interesting coloring
with fish?: Yes, with peaceful fish
Diet: limnivorous - growth eater (algae)
Final size: > 12cm
Pelvic region: Below
Breeding: simply
Origin: South America
with shrimps?: with dwarf shrimps, offspring is not eaten
Planting possible?: Yes
with snails/shells?: Yes
Difficulty: 1 - Simple
Behavior: Normal
with large crabs?: No
with dwarf crabs?: No
Aquarium size: 200 l (approx. 100cm)
with crabs?: No

The dark brown and creamy white striped Chocolate Zebra Catfish (Hypancistrus sp.) L270 is also called Curuá Una Zebra Catfish after its origin. It is also known as LDA 76 and synonymized as L307. It originates from the Rio Curua Una in Brazil and reaches fully grown a size of 10-14 cm. Here in our online store you can buy young animals of the chocolate zebra catfish with 5 cm body length.
This beautiful, somewhat shy L-catfish from South America is very contrasting dark brown and white patterned. It should basically be kept in a group of conspecifics, so that it feels really comfortable all around. It is more or less evenly dark and light striped and charms with its pretty patterning. The import from Brazil is forbidden in the meantime, therefore these L270 are captive bred.

The sex differentiation is relatively simple with the chocolate zebra catfish. Males have conspicuously long, bristly odontodes on the caudal peduncle and on the front of the pectoral fins. These very quiet and peaceful catfish live up to 15 years.

Breeding the L 270 is quite possible in the aquarium. This patterned pretty loricariid is one of the Cave brooders and for this reason also needs a good number of suitably large caves in the aquarium. Breeding is possible in the aquarium, but if you want to breed the chocolate loricariid specifically, an extra tank is advisable. No special precautions need to be taken here, although sometimes a larger water change can stimulate spawning. Mating and egg laying take place in a cave. The male Hypancistrus sp. fans and guards the clutch devotedly afterwards. The young fish are raised with frozen food and special catfish sticks. They also take soft vegetables - just like the adults - very gladly.

The L270 prefers an aquarium of 100 cm or more with soft to medium hard water,  a total hardness (GH) up to 20 and a pH between 5 . 0 and 7.5. With water temperatures of 26 to 30 °C it needs it rather cozy. Since the Chocolate Zebra Catfish gets along well with other fish, it can be optimally socialized in a community tank with peaceful tetras, other peaceful catfish or also with peaceful fish of other families that have similar demands on the water quality. It should not be kept with other Hypancistrus, because hybridization cannot be excluded. Also to shrimps like Amanos or Neocaridina this beautiful medium sized Hypancistrus sp. fits very well.

As omnivore the Chocolate Zebra Catfish needs both animal food like frozen food, but also vegetable food like soft vegetables. Special sinking catfish tablets for loricariids are well suited. Hypancistrus sp. also feeds on algae deposits from surfaces and uses the wood fibers of real wood roots as an important source of fiber for healthy intestinal function. Brown autumn leaves are also readily accepted.

Our feed recommendation: The NatureHolic Catfish Feed for all sucking catfish in the aquarium is a balanced tablet food, which does not cloud the water and the fish like to eat. The catfish tablets also contain NatureHolic active ingredient complexes, which provide the sucking catfish with everything they need for a strong immune system, healthy growth and great, contrasting coloration.

Our plant recommendation: For planting, use NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Scientific name Hypancistrus sp
German name: Jari zebra catfish, L 316
Difficulty level: for beginners
Origin/Distribution: South America
Coloration: broad black and rather narrow longitudinal white stripes
Age expectancy approx. 15 years
Water parameters: GH 4 to 20, KH 0 to 7, pH 6 to 7.5, temperature 27 to 30 °C
Tank size: from 80 cm
Food Omnivorous, needs additional wood
Breeding easy
Behavior peaceful
Group size Group from 5-10 animals
Further information Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do
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Question: "Ich hab ein 180 l Aquarium mit sumatrabarben. Gehen diese zusammen mit mehrere Fische? Wieviele Welse müsste ich kaufen? 2 blaue Antenenwelse habe ich mittlerweile? Gehen die vom Wasserbarometer? Merci"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Jürgen, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Sumatrabarben zwacken sehr gerne an Flossen. Welse sind daher oft schlechte Mitebwohner. 

Question: "Hallo, kann man auch gezielt von den Schokoladenzebrawelsen Männchen oder Weibchen bestellen? Hab darüber im Bestellprozess nichts gesehen?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Leider können wir dir nicht alle Fische nach Geschlecht getrennt anbieten. Dadurch profitierst du unter anderem von unserem guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Wenn du mehrere Fische bestellst, sollten aber beide Geschlechter vertreten sein. Vielen Dank für dein Verständnis!

Liebe Grüße, Kevin

Question: "Wie gross wird der Schokoladen zebrawels etwa ?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Der L270 wird in etwa 10-12 cm groß.

Liebe Grüße, Kevin

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