Borneo Sucker Loach
Borneo Sucker Loach
Borneo Sucker Loach

Borneo Sucker Loach

Country of Origin: 🇮🇩Indonesia
Regular price $14.00
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Flat Rate Shipping $29.00

Borneo Sucker Loach

General Background

The Borneo Sucker Loach is a fascinating creature native to Malaysia’s Western Borneo. Eye-catching white or yellow spots cover most of its dark body, with a few luminous blue highlights on its fins. It’s a peaceful loach species that gets along with most other non-aggressive fish, making them ideal tank mates for Dwarf Shrimp, small Tetras, Gobies, and more. They enjoy the company of others and thrive in groups of three or more.

 

Regular water maintenance is a must for Borneo Sucker Loaches to stay happy and healthy. The captivating fish require well-oxygenated tanks with fast-flowing, clean water. Replicating their natural habit ensures they prosper and live a joyful life. They are sensitive to water quality changes and need maximum oxygen saturation to survive.

 

Borneo Sucker Loaches are biofilm and algae eaters that need tanks with a decent amount of algae growth to remain sound. Although they eat traditional meat and plant-based fish feeds, owners should only feed them occasionally to prevent health issues. Overeating is deadly to Borneo Sucker Loaches, so keep feeding to a minimum.

Tankmates

Borneo Suckers are social fish that get along with most non-aggressive species. They are happiest in groups of three or more and enjoy the company of tetras, gobies, rasboras, and more. They even get along with Dwarf Shrimp. However, they might occasionally eat their fry if given the opportunity. Keep this in mind if you plan on breeding your Dwarf Shrimp to avoid unwanted casualties.

Feeds

Borneo Sucker Loaches munch on algae and biofilm more than traditional fish feeds. It’s crucial to have a tank with high levels of algae growth for Borneo Sucker Laches to survive. Scattering Anublias species around the take is a great way to produce algae and biofilm in well-lit aquariums. They give your Borneo Sucker Loaches plenty of nutrition, keeping them happy and healthy.

 

However, owners should occasionally feed them a mixture of meat-based and vegetarian foods to keep them in prime condition. Just be somewhat restrictive during feeding since excess protein is severely detrimental to their health.

 

FAQs

How big do Borneo Loaches get?

Most Borneo Sucker Loaches grow to 1.4 to 2 inches. They are relatively small fish that make great additions to nearly any aquarium.

How long do Borneo Loaches live?

Borneo Loaches have somewhat long lifespans if kept in ideal conditions.  Most live for two to four years on average.

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.