Stingray Pleco

Other Stingray Pleco Names: Stingray Pleco, Hong Kong Pleco, Borneo Sucker, Hillstream Loach, Chinese Butterfly Fish, Butterfly Pleco, Butterfly Loach

Stingray Pleco Scientific Name: Gastromyzon borneensis, Gastromyzon punctulatus, Pseudogastromyzon myersi

Stingray Pleco (Gastromyzon borneensis))

Temperature Range: 68°F-75°F
pH Range: 6.2-7.2
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Balitoridae

Species Type: Asian Loaches/Catfish

Stingray Pleco Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Stingray Pleco Life Expectancy: 6 years

Stingray Pleco Habitat: Asian rivers and streams.

Stingray Pleco Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Stingray Pleco Temperament: Generally peaceful but may become territorial.

Stingray Pleco Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - Does well with any sinking food.

Stingray Pleco Description: A good community fish, they are gentle and peaceful. They will do well with non-aggressive tank mates as well as enjoy other members of their own species. It is recommended that they be kept in groups of at least 3, with larger groups of five to seven being recommended. They are rather shy, but when they move they are quite quick. Although many of the common names for this species contain "Pleco" these are not plecostamus, but loaches.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful fish with similar water requirements.

Stingray Pleco Breeding & Spawning: There are reports of the Chinese Hillstream Loach having spawned for hobbyists but not much is known about their breeding habits. They are not yet bred commercially.

Determining Stingray Pleco Sex: Males tend to be larger than females.

Aquarium Region: Bottom.

Stingray Pleco Diseases: None specific to species.

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