Other Amur Sucker Names:
Amur Sucker, Tiger Shark, Scarlet carp
Amur Sucker Scientific Name:
Sarcocheilichthys sinensis sinensis, Sarcocheilichthys sinensis
Amur Sucker Temperament:
Species Type: Cyprinids
Amur Sucker Adult Size: 11 inches (cm)
Amur Sucker Life Expectancy: 10 years
Amur Sucker Habitat: Asian rivers (Amur River)
Amur Sucker Minimum Tank Size:
Amur Sucker Diet & Nutrition:
Carnivorous - does well with frozen krill and flake foods.
Amur Sucker Description:
Keep in schools of at least three as they tend to stick together. They are an extremely hardy fish with a personality unlike most other sharks. They are not too demanding on water quality, and with proper care they can live 6-10 years in an aquarium. Use sand with some small pebbles mixed in for substrate. Clean clear water, plants, and caves are highly reccommended.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other non aggressive species of similar size.
Amur Sucker Breeding & Spawning:
No known way to breed in captivity.
Determining Amur Sucker Sex:
No known way to determine visually.
Middle and Bottom of tank.
Amur Sucker Diseases:
None specific to species.
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