VIDEO: Who discovered the Zebra Pleco?
17 Nov, 2022
With all the happenings this week surrounding CITES and proposals to uplist Hypancistrus zebra from Appendix III to Appendix I (which would most likely eliminate all international trade in the species), it seems highly fitting to share Leandro Sousa’s interview with Yoshio Ogawa, perhaps better known as the Great Ogawa to some.
Sousa writes: “The discovery of the Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) changed the world of aquariums and was somewhat responsible for the “pleco fever” internationally in the ’90s, popularizing the fish from the Amazonian rivers of the Brazilian Shield and the freshwater aquarium industry was never the same again. In this video, you can get to know the man responsible for this discovery.”
Watch Sousa’s Interview With Ogawa