Gastromyzon punctulatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Balitoridae
Origin : Borneo
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Saddleback Hill-Stream Loach
Peaceful fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be set up with plants, driftwood and stones because they need hiding places.  A strong filter and a regular large changing of the water is necessary.

They eat small live food that they collect from stones and rocks between algae.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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