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bolivian stone suckers #1
I recently got two bolivian stone sucker, as a more natural way to help maintain the tank. The next day there was only one dead body, and im worried that one of my moors attacked them. This particular moor has grown a lot bigger recently and i am wondering if he might extend this behaviour to the other moor and orandas?

They have all been together for a year, the orandas were introduced first. Anyone think this might be a problem? I havent observed tanything like this recently, but the fish are at my grandmas house at the moment.
thanks.
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Re: bolivian stone suckers #2
Do you know the scientific name or could you provide a photo? My suspicion is that it's some kind of plec but I would need to see a pic. Chances are they should not have been in cold water anyway, a lot of shops have been mis-selling plecs and other catfish as coldwater recently
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Re: bolivian stone suckers #3
i dont actually have a photo. these were bought out of coldwater, where they were with orandas. I will find out the species name as soon as i can. They did look a little like plecs to be honest, but i wouldnt have thought they were at first sight.
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Re: bolivian stone suckers #4
could have been hillstream loach (tho they aren't bolivian!) - anything like these?

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/ ... is/?searchterm=hillstream

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/pseudogastromyzon-myersi

http://www.loaches.com/articles/hills ... -at-life-in-the-fast-lane
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Re: bolivian stone suckers #5
yes thats them. pretty sure the second pic was almost identical. im now thinking that it was due to the aerator, which was cutting out. thanks for your help.
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