In the North of Brazil – Search for new plecos


With a group of aquarists, I‘ve visited Roraima – the northern most state of Brazil – to search for unknown plecos. Together with local fishermen we were able to discover several new L-numbers and also some Corys. With the Jatapu, Anauá and Jauaperi we have examined three autonomous river systems. In this talk I‘ll show not only pictures of the fishes we caught, but also some views of the towns and, of course, many biotope pictures and data will be shown. We have caught not only catfishes, but also some known and unknown tetras and cichlids.

Vortragsanfrage (EN)


Andreas Tanke

For more than 10 years I have been working as a specialist author and speaker in aquaristics. My main topic is the ichthyofauna of South America, especially the plecos and dwarf cichlids.

I hold my lectures at meetings or events of aquarium associations, specialized shops or at trade fairs at home and abroad.

Recently I was on a three-week lecture tour in the US, but I also like to come to your aquarium club, whether it's a small gathering or an event with several hundred participants.