Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
Hillstream Loach aka Borneo sucker is a great addition to any community tanks. These fish come from the fast moving streams of Asia, and their bodies are built to withstand those strong currents. Where they come from has high oxygenation in the waters, be sure to provide an airstone or have lots of water agitation for these fish. You can use powerheads, hang on back filtration systems, or simply an airstone.
These fish are not picky on food, but picky on timing to eat, so you may not notice them eat as soon as you put food in. Make sure there are leftover food for the fish to scavenge.
Name: Dwarf Hillstream loaches, Hillsteam loaches, Butterfly loaches, or Sucker loaches
Science Name: Gastromyzon punctulatus
Max Size: 2.5″
pH: 6.5 – 8.0
Temperature: 65-78F° (18-26°C)
Care Level: Moderate
Life Expectancy: 4 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 3+ / Thrives in groups 6+