Chris Edwards

METHOD: Hand Building

My name is Chris Edwards and I hand build Pleco Breeding Caves in various shapes, sizes and clay bodies. Pleco is short for Plecostomus and is basically a South American sucking catfish, of which a very high percentage breed in caves. I have kept and bred them for a number of years.


Picture 1
Black clay caves made using PF680 and fired to cone 4 (1162°C).

Picture 2
Terracotta selection of caves using mainly 120’S Terracotta and fired to cone 04 (1063°C).

Picture 3
Shows one of my tanks with a breeding group of ‘Leopard frog pleco’s’ and their caves, as you can see I have in there some mixed clay style caves consisting of a mix of Black Clay and Terracotta.

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