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Sucking Loach Algae Loach, Algae Eater Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Price: £3.95 each
Discount: Buy 5 or more Gyrinocheilus aymonieri and get 10% off!!
Stock: 18 in stock
The sucking loach.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 5 or more Gyrinocheilus aymonieri and get 10% off!!|
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (Sucking Loach, Algae Loach, Algae Eater)
A large, hardy fish often sold as an algae eater but in fact far inferior to fish such as plecs and Siamese Algae Eaters. Adults of this species are very aggressive and territorial, and while suitable for inclusion in large tanks with sturdy cichlids, are not good choices for community tanks.
Essentially greenish above and pale below, there is a distinctive zig-zag band running along the flank. An opening above the gills allows this fish to breathe in and out while firmly attached to rocks with its sucker mouth.
Artifical varieties exist, including a popular golden morph.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Aggressive and territorial when mature, so choose tankmates with care. Juveniles form loose schools, but adults are loners.
Not yet bred in aquaria.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||India, South East Asia|
|Size||Up to 30 cm|
|Water Parameters||Neutral water conditions preferred|