The Spotted Borneo Sucker (Gastromyzon punctulatus) is a very interesting freshwater loach that is native to Malaysian Borneo. It is known for its gray body coloration, white spots, and occasional blue highlights on its fins, its peaceful yet outgoing demeanor, and its fascinating social behavior with members of its own species. This fascinating, peaceful fish is an algae and biofilm grazer that is an excellent candidate for the mature subtropical aquarium.
What We Like About This Fish:
- Extraordinary-looking with its highly unique, hydrodynamic shape and beautiful pattern
- Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
- Interesting, active social behavior when kept in colonies
- Long lifespan when kept in optimal conditions
- Safe with dwarf shrimp
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- Temperature: 20° - 24° C. Higher temperatures can be tolerated temporarily with extremely high oxygen content..
- pH: 6.0 – 7.5
- KH: 4 - 8 dKH
- Diet: Omnivorous. Typically accepts some dry foods and frozen foods, but requires ample algae and biofilm for longevity. A diet too high in protein can cause serious health problems or even death in this species.
- Social Behavior: Peaceful. Juveniles sometimes appear solitary, but adults exhibit schooling behavior.
- Origin: Borneo, Malaysia
- Average Adult Size: 1.4 – 1.6 inches (3.5 - 4 cm)