Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker

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Description of the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker

The Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker is also known as the Tiger Hillstream Loach. It is a hardy and beautiful addition to any tropical freshwater aquarium. It uses its fins to attach itself to rocks allowing it to survive in fast moving currents.

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Popular Name: Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker
Species: Sewellia Lineolata

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Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker

Profile of the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 20 to 23 Degrees. PH 6.0 to 7.5

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Wafers, Frozen Bloodworm

  • Temperament: Peaceful although can be territorial to same species

  • Habitat: Fast Flowing Rivers and Streams

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Vietnam, Asia

Scientific Classification of the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Sewellia Lineolata

  • Popular Name: Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker - Tiger Hillstream Loach

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family:Balitoridae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker slimy?
Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker have gills?
Gills enable the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker

Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker

  • Interesting Information about Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker slimy?

  • Why do the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker have fins?

  • Species: Sewellia Lineolata

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