Borneo sucker fish

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toni-a created the topic: Borneo sucker fish

Found this one at the LFS today, seems quite interesting, they don't grow too large.
Would they replace a pleco cleaning the glass ? are they bottom feeders or just algae eating plant destroying fish ?
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: Borneo sucker fish

Does it look like this? If so, they are not a pleco, they are a "hillstream" fish, & have suckers because they come from fast=moving waters, & require cool, super-oxygenated water & LOTS of algae to survive. Actually not an easy fish to keep.


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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Borneo sucker fish

Algae is no problem, have plenty of it, will it do fine in a community tank with livebearers plus pearl gourami and zera danio ?
water temperature is 24 celcius in winter (heater) room temperature in summer 30 celcius
Will it clean algae overgrowth on the glass ?
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Borneo sucker fish

Toni-a Im just going to tell you no...


They are very hard fish to keep.. need super oxygenated water which you dont have and "cool" water 20-24C(hottest) which you also do not have. Then need TONS of algae and like to eat is off of rocks in a current ...


If you are not planing on building a tank just for them I suggest you do not get one

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jnet replied the topic: Re: Borneo sucker fish

I had 2 when I first started fish keeping but mine were coldwater. Like stated hard to keep one died more or less as I got with the first few months the other lasted a bit longer but only for a year or two not long. I dont tihnk I was very knowledgable though I was only like 12 at time. I had them in with goldfish

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bassetman replied the topic: Re: Borneo sucker fish

There is no magic cleaner fish for your aquarium. The only way to keep tanks clean is the good old manual cleaning. If you have too much alge try to limit the sunlight that hits the tank and keep your water clean. Hill stream loaches are tough to be successful with, they like current that will really bother the other fish you have not to mention the temperature they prefer is quite cool for general cichlids.


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