Amur Sucker

Other Amur Sucker Names: Amur Sucker, Tiger Shark, Scarlet carp

Amur Sucker Scientific Name: Sarcocheilichthys sinensis sinensis, Sarcocheilichthys sinensis

Amur Sucker (Sarcocheilichthys sinensis sinensis))

Temperature Range: 63°F-73°F
pH Range: 6.5-7.5
Hardness Range: 10-20°

Family: Cyprinidae

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: 75 gallons

Amur Sucker Temperament: Peaceful

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.

Aquarium Region: Middle and Bottom of tank.

Amur Sucker Diseases: None specific to species.

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