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Borneo Sucker Loach

Get ready to take your aquarium experience to the next level with Borneo Loaches! These active, social fish come from the fast-flowing streams of Borneo and will bring energy and diversity to any aquarium. Plus, they need plenty of oxygen and love to school in groups of three or more for maximum benefits. Get your Borneo Loaches today for a unique and exciting aquarium experience!

  • Sand or fine gravel substrate is your best option for an aquarium with loaches and other bottom-dwellers. The sharp edges of other types of substrate can be abrasive to the fish.
  • Hillstream loaches thrive best in groups of three or more.
  • Driftwood and sturdy plants will provide hiding and resting places for these fish.
  • Hillstream loaches need especially clean water to stay healthy, so regular water changes are important.
Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

These fish would go great with Bamboo Fan Shrimp as they both prefer water movement and originate from streams. Trying to recreate a stream with river stone will help these fish thrive.

The scientific name for the Borneo Sucker Loach is Gastromyzon ctenocephalus .although other species can get mixed in.

We feed our loaches a mix Northfin Veggie, Community and Fry Starter. Their preferred food is Northfin Kelp Wafers and natural algae or biofilm. They are not picky eaters and will accept foods that are small enough.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Rocks: River stone or other smooth rocks

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Dennis Randash

Always great service

Anthony Richards
Borneo Sucker Loach

Little guys came in happy and healthy. Love watching them bounce around the tank attacking algae.

Richard M
4 Borneo Loaches arrived safe, healthy, and energetic.

The 4 borneo loaches I ordered arrived healthy and energetic. They are still doing well days later in my high tech planted shrimp tank. I was worried they wouldn’t survive transit or my in my aquarium but in both cases they seem to be fine. My experience buying livestock from Flip Aquatics was positive and I would definitely consider them among my first places to shop.

Healthy Borneo Loach

I ordered two to Las Vegas. They showed up timely and healthy with unique color patterns. They have been living in a quarantine tank for one week without issue.

Randy Taylor

Borneo Sucker Loach