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 Temperament:
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:
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.
Stingray Pleco Diseases:
None specific to species.
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