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Old 06-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Borneo Sucker/Butterfly Pleco Care

Hi, I was looking for a bottom dweller for my aquarium. I found this thing called a borneo sucker that kind of looked like a pleco on petco.com. I was happy because I like plecos but the only ones I can seem to find within 5 hours of me are common, which grow to 2 feet. I tried to look up care for these creatures, but I can't find much, except for that they like current. (My tank has a decent amount of current with its 2 power filters) I'm wondering if any of you know of care tips for Borneo Suckers.

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The Borneo sucker isn't a plec it's a loach, the hill stream loach and it's a cold water fish. More info on the link

http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...the-fast-lane/

The bristle nose plec is small 5-6" max, hardy, active and a great algae eater try and get one if your a tropical tank.
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The Borneo sucker isn't a plec it's a loach, the hill stream loach and it's a cold water fish. More info on the link

Hillstream Loaches - The Specialists at Life In The Fast Lane — Loaches Online

The bristle nose plec is small 5-6" max, hardy, active and a great algae eater try and get one if your a tropical tank.
Yeah, what are some places that sell them? Can't find them at petco or petsmart. I really love plecos and they would definitely be my first choice.
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You could order it online. These loaches can be delicate so don't have extremely active fish that would steal food.
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They're quite delicate. Cold water and fast flow. They'll die quickly in a tropical tank.
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They need extremely high oxygen levels to thrive and do better in "older" well established tanks with plenty of biofilm and algae. And as mentioned cool water is a must also.
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