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Sucking Loach Algae Loach, Algae Eater Gyrinocheilus aymonieri

Category: Loaches

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £3.95 each

Discount: Buy 5 or more Gyrinocheilus aymonieri and get 10% off!!

Stock: 18 in stock



The sucking loach.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Gyrinocheilus aymonieri and get 10% off!!
Size: 3-4cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution India, South East Asia
Temperature 22-27C
Size Up to 30 cm
Water Parameters Neutral water conditions preferred
Water PH 6.0-8.0