If you are looking for plecos (Loricariidae), you have come to the right place. We import and stock one of the most diverse selections of pleco species in the USA. Currently we have imported 177 different types and species of plecos which includes several color phases, wild short body, long and shortfin plecos and new collection points since 2019. Each shipment we try to bring in something new from the biggest of plecos to the smallest. We also have had several first-time species in the USA such as the albino Luteus, albino Parancistrus aurantiacus, Hypostomus jaguribensis, Hypostomus alatus, albino Rubbernose pleco, albino South American Bumblebee Catfish, leucistic unknown species of Corydoras, the original Honda Panaque cochliodon, Crenicichla rosemariae and many more. The Rhinelepis strigosa, which is the rarest of all plecos, was also imported by us. We have also imported Australian Lungfish.
FYI - Don't be tricked by others claiming to have Panaque suttonorum see below:
The Venezuelan blue eye panaque and the Colombian blue eye Panaque Panaque cochliodon have been confused in the aquarium hobby for years. Because the Venezuelan species is restricted to western and eastern tributaries of Maracaibo Lake, Venezuela it is never imported without this locality information being clear and imports are from Colombia.
All new imports are feeding on Fluval Bug Bites. To keep your new fish eating once they arrive please consider purchasing to feed them entirely on Fluval Bug Bites or mix in with your current fish food. I earn a small commission on each purchase which helps feed our new fish. You can purchase from the link below:
Fluval Bug Bites - Pleco Formula
This is a wild caught, possible short-body BEC. Not a farm bred fish to make it look like this.This is not a 100% confirmation that this is indeed a short-body or this is just how they are in the Honda region.
This is possibly the original BEC from Honda, Colombia which is this BEC's collection point.
To learn more about this fish please visit Planet Catfish.
Panaque’s frequently lose their odontodes. When imported they may or may not have any. Some photos we take may or may not show them but when they do have them, depending on how long we have them in stock, they may drop off at any time. The photos with odontodes at the time of import, may not have them when you receive them. They can grow back and or they not grow back. We can't guarantee your pleco will have it's odontodes upon selling. If you want a photo before purchasing pleco let us know.
Some fish require the use of a special shipping bag. This price is automatically added to the total of the fish, which is an extra $15 per bag. These bags ensure the fish can’t bust through them. The typical plastic 2 - 4 MM bags can’t handle most large plecos, catfish, etc. This option can’t be removed. The bags are reusable as long as you do not damage them while opening. Small plecos under 8” (unless otherwise noted) will not have this special shipping bag applied.
South America: Cauca and Magdalena River basins in Colombia.
Better Price Match!
If you find a better price on this fish that is of the same species, size, quantity, etc. let us know and we will match or beat the price! (Does not include sale prices, going out of business prices, buddy discounts, etc.) Please send us the link to the website of the fish to price match. We will update the price of the fish site wide once we validate the prices so you can then purchase the fish. USA prices ONLY! All you have to do is send an email to JasonsPlecosCichlids@Outlook.com
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