Scientific Name: Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
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Approximate purchase size : 2.5 - 4cm
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How easy are they to care for?
Sucking loach are generally easy to care for.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Widely distributed across Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Best kept 1 per tank.
What water conditions do they require?
Will happily live in a wide range of water conditions. However most specimens will be happiest between 21 - 25 degrees C with pH range of 6.0 - 7.5
What should you feed them?
Sinking pellets should be fed, will also graze on algae within the tank.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Tank mates should be chosen with care, largely compatible when young but as they mature they may become boisterous especially to similar shaped species.