Borneo Sucker 3-4cm

  • Borneo Sucker: Peaceful and captivating freshwater fish.
  • Thrives in slightly acidic to neutral water with ample hiding spots.
  • Herbivorous diet and beautiful dotted pattern on its body.
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Introduction: Meet the Borneo Sucker, a charming and tranquil fish that hails from the freshwaters of Borneo. With its unique appearance and easygoing nature, the Borneo Sucker makes a delightful addition to any aquarium, captivating both beginners and seasoned hobbyists alike.

Scientific Name: Known scientifically as Gastromyzon punctulatus, this species belongs to the Balitoridae family.

Water Quality: To ensure the well-being of your Borneo Sucker, maintain the following water parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
  • pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.5 to 7.5.
  • GH Level: The general hardness (GH) should be around 5 to 12 dGH.
  • KH Level: The carbonate hardness (KH) should be maintained between 5 to 10 dKH.

Feeding: Borneo Suckers are herbivorous by nature and will relish a diet of algae-based flakes, pellets, and blanched vegetables like zucchini or cucumber.

Tank Mates: This peaceful species makes an excellent addition to community tanks with other non-aggressive and similarly-sized fish.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a natural setup with smooth river rocks, driftwood, and plenty of hiding spots. A sandy substrate will mimic their natural environment.

Suitable Plants: Borneo Suckers enjoy grazing on algae, making live plants like Java Moss and Anubias ideal for both feeding and enhancing the aquarium’s aesthetics.

Sexing: Sexing Borneo Suckers is challenging, as there are no significant external differences between males and females.

Breeding: Breeding Borneo Suckers in captivity can be challenging, and specific conditions may be required to encourage spawning behavior.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Borneo Suckers typically reach a size of around 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) and have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years with proper care.

General Information: Also known as the Spotted Borneo Sucker, this species is known for its striking dotted pattern along its elongated body.

A Fun Fact: Borneo Suckers possess specialized adaptations, such as a sucker-like mouth, which they use to cling to rocks and consume algae.

Bring the charm and elegance of Borneo Suckers to your aquarium and delight in the serene presence of these captivating fish as they gracefully glide through the water, showcasing their natural beauty and peaceful demeanor!


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