Zebra Plecos

Zebra Pleco L046 - Hypancistrus zebra - Two males

Fish, Zebra Pleco L046, Hypancistrus zebra, two males

Photo by Max Strandberg using Fujifilm MX-700.

English links: EN Wikipedia - FishBase - PlanetCatfish - Seriously Fish

Swedish links: SV Wikipedia - Zoopet

Location Sweden, Kalmar, one of my aquariums.
Light Only aquarium light.
Post editing Adjusted colors, retouching, resampled, cropped, sharpened.
Problems This photo was shot on the very first photo session I ever used a digital camera for aquarium photography.

A long time ago, when I photographed these males I did not know that they were both males. I was still hoping that they might be a male and a female and become a breeding pair. However, as they both continued to grow older, bigger and more mature, it eventually became clear that both of them turned out to be males. Then I bought another juvenile, hoping for a female. The juvenile also grew up, but unfortunately it also turned out to be a male. I moved on, breeding other species and never got a female Hypancistrus zebra. I no longer have the males. Maybe someday I'll try a new group of Hypancistrus zebra and maybe then I'll have better luck getting a breeding pair?

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