Panaqolus tankei (L 398) – Origin and Breeding


Panaqolus tankei (L 398) is pretty small pleco from the north of Brazil.
This Panaqolus comes from the Rio Xingu, and I‘ll present its natural habitats. Furthermore I’ll give some information how to keep this catfish, and, of course, how I was able spawn and breed this species first in in 2008.
Panaqolus tankei (L 398) is for me a very special pleco. First, it is the first catfish that I’ve bred. Second, Panaqolus tankei (L 398) was scientifically described in 2016 by Leandro Sousa and Christian Cramer and was named after me.
This talk can also be combined with more short talks for a full theme evening

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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.