Plecos of Amazonia


In this talk I‘ll introduce the family of loricariids, included the subgroup of L-Numbers. I‘ll begin with an overview about some habitats in Peru, Brazil and some more countries in South America, and explain how to catch plecos in the wild. Furthermore I‘ll present some genera from there, and give some hints how to breed these plecos. The final part will be how to build a breeding installation for plecos and some views in other installations…

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.