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Old 05-14-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
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I saw a zebra at the LFS

Ya'll I stopped by the LFS today and they had 2 Zebra Plecos! They had to be the coolest looking fish I have ever seen. The price wasn't so cool though at $55 but they were definitely neat. After I do me some "homework" to see what makes (and keeps) these fishies tick I foresee a Zebra pleco swimming in future tank of mine.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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OMG if they were actually zebra plecos and they were 55 dollars buy them and send them to me. because they sell MUCH more then 55 bucks a peice.
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Really? Oh-man I knew it! DANG! DANG! DANG! See thats my luck I can't squeeze them in either of my tanks now and when I would be able to probally won't find them! DANG! DANG! DANG!
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Likely L129 or similar. The name "Zebra" can be used with many plecos. I believe the "true" zebra pleco is L46.

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Old 05-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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zebra plecos - Google Search

Just to make sure they do look like the fish in the above link right?

You can send them to me . Also depending on the size of the fish in your 75g or the size of the zebra plecos i would put them in the 75g or make a temporary devider in the 75g and put them in there. Send me some, I would love to have them
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Yup thats the ones, real pretty black and white, your gonna talk me right back to the fish store. I bet I don't sleep much tonight.
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Don't stress it too much, Mellawson. This situation is similiar to mine. I like Silver-tipped sharks but I can't put them in any of my tanks because they need a LOT of swimming space. They are caught rarely in a tank doing nothing. They are always seen swimming very fast when healthy. The only time they sit still is probably at rest or if they are sick/dead. Also, They need a little bit of salt to thrive in which I can't do in freshwater. What I suggest to you is to wait until you can gain the right requirements to meet the fish's needs because even though I am kind of new at this hobby, I learned that even though you want a fish because it appeals to you, you shouldn't get it inless if you have what it takes to take good care of it. I hope you eventually get what you need to get one though because I always admire a person that does what it takes to get what they want.
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which fish store was it? im in east tn also
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Fish Fair in Morristown
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ive heard good things about them id deff. go get them lol.
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Fish Fair in Morristown.
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Sorry about the repost Ya'll are freakin me out!!!
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lol, i am telling you. I want some. lol.
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Well I do too! And I'm trying real hard not to have to explain to my husband why I need a 55$ fish....and your not helping lol
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what's to explain? gorgeous fish, great price, one-time chance. DO IT!
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Likely L129 or similar. The name "Zebra" can be used with many plecos. I believe the "true" zebra pleco is L46.

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HN is right..... there is prob a what.... 0.00001% they are really zebra pleco l46. people put the name on others to sell them knowing people look for the l46. might be a cool pleco but l46 it is not.
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I would say take a pic and hope to god there them and not already sold and come post them on here. Cause there is a good chance they are not them.
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As fate would have it my husband has gone to a truck show and left me here in my weakened state of mind. I honestly feel I have no choice but to teach him a lesson and go right back to the fish store.....I'm just going to get a pic of these beautiful fish to share with all of you.....really that's it...I swear!
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Enjoy the fish store! Be wary of spending before you accurately ID. That would be a great price for l46, highway robbery for l129 and a few others.

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I got him! I have convinced my self that is actually fine if he turns out not to be what he is supposed to be because I have never seen any fish in person that looks anything like him so he was well worth the money to me. Now that being said I will however be ticked off if I happen to walk by a tank full of them at petsmart or worse yet walmart going for $7.95 the next time I'm there.

And I know the pics are blurry and crappy but I'm no photographer I'll try to get some better ones later once he is out of the bag.
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