I always research fish before I decide what to buy. This time I didn't. I called in the fish shop a couple of days ago to see what they had in, as I have a new tank ready stock. And they had this lovely little pleco. They told me it was a zebra pleco. Now, I do not know a lot about plecos and have never kept them before, so I quickly googled zebra pleco on my phone. Size 3-4" - Ok thats good, doesn't get too big. More carnivorous than most plecos. OK, it won't eat algae but probably won't damage my plants. I bought it. When I got home I looked into it some more and soon realized the it is not the extremely rare Brazilian zebra pleco, I think it is the Orinoco or Colombian Zebra pleco L129 (but there is another L340 that looks the same). Perhaps a pleco expert here can confirm? My husband was not too impressed - why are you buying a fish we will probably never see and it won't even eat the algae? Anyway we did see it the last two evenings and I managed to get a couple of shots with my phone - it was at the back so I have zoomed in a lot so excuse the bad quality of the photos. I have not seen it today, but I did put more plants in the tank yesterday so it has more hiding places now. Any advice on how best to feed it? Last night I put a pleco wafer in the tank and it has gone, but there are also snails in the tank. Also I think the wafer might be meant for more herbivorous plecos. I have some sinking cichlid pellets, they are like round balls and sink quickly, if I try these should I put it in whole or broken up, and how many? I will feed it at night. The only other fish I have at the moment are 6 emperor tetras, but I hope to get more fairly soon. The tank is large, 160cm x 60 x 60) but it has quite a lot of substrate rock and wood. Any advice about this little pleco would be welcome.