Striped Borneo Sucker Loach (Gastromyzon viriosus)


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.

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Striped Borneo Sucker (Gastromyzon viriosus)

Origin:  Wild Indonesia
Diet:  Scavenger and grazer, feeds on algae and biofilm in the wild
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm