There are many genus of suckerfish but this one is a Hypostomus. They live in freshwater in parts of South America and the Caribbean island. They have a suckermouth and they attach them self’s to rocks and eat the green algae. They are mostly used for freshwater aquariums to help clean the glass and the rest of the tank from collecting algae.
The calcium in the bones is stained with Alizarin Red, and the hyaline cartilage with Alcian Blue, allowing you to see the ends of the bones, trachea, and larynx. Afterward, the specimens were cleared in potassium hydroxide solutions and placed into 100% Glycerine. These products provide a wonderful opportunity to study the visible bone growth and placement for each specimen.
- The photo above is an example, and yours may vary from size or color shade.
- Jar Length 7cm (2.8in)
- Jar Width 3cm (1.2in)