Spotted Borneo Sucker Loach (Gastromyzon ctenocephalus)


A distinctive, attractively marked hillstream loach found in fast-moving streams in Western Borneo, the Borneo Spotted Sucker Loach is 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, aerated water and moderate to fast flow being essential to keep this species thriving long term. 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, they should be kept in groups of at least 3.

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Spotted Borneo Sucker Loach (Gastromyzon ctenocephalus)

Origin:  Wild Indonesia
Locale: Kalimantan Borneo
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