Wood Eaters – the loricariids of the genera Panaqolus, Panaque and Cochliodon


Just from the beginning I was fascinated by wood eating plecos. Next to my favorite genus Panaqolus there are with Panaque and Cochliodon two more genera with that uncommon behavior. I‘ll present in this talk not only general information about this behavior, but also introduce the biotopes where these catfishes live. Furthermore I’ll report about their way of life, their sexual dimorphisms and some breeding successes of these genera…

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.