Project Description

Speaker Jay Reiss

I’ve had a fish tank off and on since I was a kid. In 2003 I got addicted to keeping plecos and started a fishroom in my basement. I started breeding ancistrus and moved on to the hypancistrus family. To date, I’ve bred about three quarters of the hypancistrus family and shipped my tank-raised plecos all over the United States under the name Plecoboy.

Currently my focus is to breed plecos from the Rio Xingu River in Brazil where the construction of the Belo Monte dam may cause the extinction of many endemic plecos.