How hard are they to keep?
We would class this fish as a easy care level.
What is its maximum size?
Where are they from?
The Sucking Loach originates from China, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.
How many can I keep?
Do not keep too many together unless you have a large tank as they can be territorial with their own kind.
What are the ideal water conditions?
Ideal water conditions are slightly acidic to neutral with a temperature of 20-28c and a PH of 6-7.5.
What do you feed them?
They are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen, freeze dried, and pellets. An active algae eater when small.
How compatible is it with other fish?
May need to be re-housed to a boisterous community tank when adult.
You can enter your required delivery day in the box provided at checkout so you can order in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver livestock to Northern Ireland, or the Isle of Man.
Please note we cannot deliver the day after a bank holiday..
Our fish are placed in plastic bags with water and oxygen before being put in boxes. Tropical fish are then put in a suitable insulated box with a heat pack if necessary. This should ensure minimal heat fluctuations and keep the fish safe.
Due to the packing costs involved, we have a minimum order of £35 on livestock orders (excluding delivery).
They will then be shipped on our overnight service. You must be available to receive and sign for the fish to receive our arrive alive guarantees. Please then read our acclimatising guide on the best way to settle your new fish in. If there are any problems with your delivery please call us. There are sometimes delays out of our control due to weather, traffic and accidents, please call us if your delivery is late, we do still need you to be available for the delivery due to it being livestock. Remember to choose your fish carefully after reading our guides as we cannot take any returns on livestock.
Dry Goods and Tropical Plants OrdersThere is no extra delivery charge for dry goods/pet products ordered with fish, you will only be charged the livestock delivery charge as above. For all dry good orders the charge is £3.99
Pond Plant OrdersPlease place Pond Plant orders separately from your fish order to avoid confusion on delivery times.
Delivery Charges for Pond Plants–
Standard Delivery (England, Wales, Scottish Lowlands)- £5.99/ Free delivery over £50
Pallet Delivery- £42 – Large 30 Litre Pots require a pallet delivery- 6 x 30 Litre Pots can fit on 1 pallet
Please enquire for quotes to Scottish Highlands.