The Blue-eyed Panaque was in the 1980ies one of the most common loricariids in the trade. By the way: the correct scientific name is Panaque suttonorum. For unknown reasons the fish is hardly available nowadays. There are, however, a lot of rumours. Some say that an ecological catastrophe appeared, others tell that a madman has poisoned the river and killed all fish and one more rumour says that the Colombian drug mafia controls the area where the fish appears. May it be as it is: luckily the species cannot be extinct in the wild for we still obtain some specimens now and then. Currently we have a beautiful individual with bright blue eyes in stock that is about 20-25 cm long.
For our customers: the fish has code 275006 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer