Scientific Name: Gastromyzon punctulatus
Please note – The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our support centre before placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
Approximate purchase size : 3 - 5cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
Due to needing a healthy supply of grazing algae these are classed as a moderate level of care
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Rivers and streams within Borneo
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Can be kept in groups although males may be a little territorial especially over good feeding grounds.
What water conditions do they require?
Highly aerated water, with a pH of 6.5-7.5 and temperatures ranging from 20 - 26 degrees.
What should you feed them?
Algae, Algae Pellets, Sinking Pellets, Blood Worms. A healthy source of algae on rocks, wood and decorations will greatly benefit the success of this species.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Very peaceful and compatible, do not keep with large specimens.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Only 1 reported case on the private aquaria.