This extraordinary-looking fish features a highly unique, hydrodynamic shape that has to be seen to be believed!
Borneo Suckers are also known by the names Borneo Loaches and Hong Kong plecos. Like the Reticulated Hillstream Loaches and Chinese Hillstream Loaches, these are among the most unique-looking critters we have to offer. These fish come from the rapid-moving streams of Asia, and their flat, streamlined bodies are built to withstand those strong currents. This fish's beautiful shape is embellished with a dappled pattern that resembles polka-dots.
We sell these fish in a school of 3 because they are known to do best in groups of 3 or more. These fish are shipped small, but will grow up to 1.5 to 2.5 inches in length. They need plenty of oxygen in the tank to survive, as well as colder temperatures (68 - 75° F). Warmer water has less oxygen in it, so this fish is not likely to survive in temperatures above 75°. In ideal conditions, they can live for 8-10 years. They should be kept in water with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH level.
These fish are very peaceful and totally safe to keep with other fish, snails, shrimp, and live plants! They are the perfect choice for aquarium hobbyists in search of unusual and exotic-looking creatures for a freshwater community aquarium.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- pH level range: 6.0 to 8.0
- Temperature range: 68 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit
- Water type: Medium hard
Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, etc.), snails (such as Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), other non-aggressive fish.
- Additional notes: Relatively easy to care for as long as water parameters remain stable. These fish prefer a fast-moving, oxygen-rich environment like the streams they came from, and these conditions can be replicated in your aquarium by installing powerheads. They also prefer to live in tanks with driftwood and/or live aquatic plants for cover (such as java moss, Anubias barteri, green cabomba, etc.).
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