Purchase your zebra plecostomus direct from a breeder. These rare and beautiful freshwater catfish were bred and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. All are first generation progeny from a group of wild caught and tank raised parents (see pictures below).
The zebra pleco L-046 (Hypancistrus zebra) is very hardy, does well in hard or soft water, remains small (max size around 3 inches) and is not aggressive towards other species.
To check for availability, please contact me. Due to high demand, the only size sold is one inch for $100 each plus shipping costs. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, I can arrange to meet you at a mutually agreeable location to deliver in person. If not, I can ship anywhere in the U.S. by Federal Express Overnight service. Please note that at the one inch size, it is not possible to determine whether the fish are female or male.