Striped Borneo Sucker Loach (Gastromyzon viriosus)

Please note livestock will only be shipped on Mon – Wed

Gastromyzon spp. are obligate dwellers of swift, shallow streams containing clear, oxygen-saturated water and have been recorded from sea level to 1350 m above  throughout hill regions of Borneo.

They typically inhabit riffles and runs and are often found above or below cascades and waterfalls.

  • Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
  • Very active and sociable fish in any aquarium
  • Ideal for planted nano aquariums
  • Temperature: 20° – 24° C
  • pH: 6-7.5, slightly acidic water is preferred
  • KH: 12 – 15 dKH
  • Minimum Tank Size: 45-60L

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SKU: AQ7054 Categories: ,

A unique, smaller growing hillstream loach found in fast-moving streams in Western Borneo, the Striped Borneo Sucker is typically found among rocks in well-oxygenated waters. In the aquarium, they are hardy fish as long as their wild habitat is replicated as closely as possible, with clean, well-aerated water and moderate to fast flow being essential to keep this species thriving long term. This species prefers slightly cooler water temperatures and soft, slightly acidic water. A grazer and opportunistic feeder, they should be given a varied diet high in algae or vegetable content like Fluval Bug Bites Pleco Formula or Repashy Gel Diet. A social fish like most loaches, they should be kept in groups of at least 3 and will typically get along well with other hillstream loach species.

Acclimating fish:

  • If received after 24-48 hours, slow drip acclimating fish to quarantine tank.
  • If received after 2+ days, equalize water temp by floating bag. Try not to pour bag water into aquarium, drain over net externally and drop fish into quarantine tank.
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