Suriname – On the trail of the ornamental fish


In 2008 I‘ve visited Suriname, the center state of the three Guyanas, together with a group of aquarists. On our trip we were on the trail for some well known but rarely imported species.
Next to some Corys, i.e. C. aeneus, C. brevirostris and C. coppenamensis we‘ve also found some plecos like Hypostomus plecostomus and whiptails like Rineloricaria platyura. Furthermore we‘ve also found many Cichlids like Geophagus surinamensis, G. brokopondo, and Apistogramma steindachneri. Of course many tetras we have caught, too. Our destinations were next to the Brokopondo barrier lake (Suriname river) also the tributaries of the Saramacca, Gosewijne, and Coppename river. In this talk I‘ll show not only fish pics, but also streetscapes and, of course, many biotope pictures and data.

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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.