honey sucker

Scientific name Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Descriptor Tirant
Year of description 1883
IUCN category LC
Family Gyrinocheilidae
Genus Gyrinocheilus
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri Gyrinocheilus aymonieri


Gyrinocheilus aymonieri, commonly known as honey sucker, is a fresh water fish from the Asia.

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Who is it?


  • Type
  • Average size
    13 cm
  • Maximum size
    28 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year
  • Type
  • Average size
    13 cm
  • Maximum size
    28 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year

How to recognize the honey sucker ?

The honey sucker measures between 13 and 28 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly argent and noir body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The honey sucker is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu

The honey sucker is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6.5 - 8
  • gh (hardness)
    5 - 18
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

The honey sucker prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls and in mossy areas nearby.

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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