Sucking Loach ~ 5cm

Price from £1.72

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1+ Items£1.92
2+ Items£1.86
4+ Items£1.80
6+ Items£1.72

Community – especially when young!                                                                                                               

The temperament and activity of this loach changes with age. When it is young, it is an excellent algae eater and community fish. As it ages, it can become more territorial and boisterous, especially to weaker and smaller tank mates. It is robust and hardy and, when the tank mates are chosen carefully, can be a great community fish. They have been known to try to suck the mucous from the sides of slower deep bodied fish such as Gouramies.

Species – Sucking Loach - Gyrinocheilus Aymonieri 

Current Size – 5cm

Adult Length – 15cm

Temperature Range – 22 - 28°C

pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0

Special Requirements - They love bog wood and plenty of hiding places. They will nibble your plants, especially when larger.

Tanks Mates and Compatibility – When they are small, they can be kept with most other fish but as they get larger, they become more aggressive and so the tank mates need a rethink.

Feeding – Although they like algae, they are omnivores and will eat anything offered.

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Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.

We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.

The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.



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