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HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE

6 years 11 months ago #34864 by benthic
Replied by benthic on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
Since you asked: It has been many years since I have researched and kept these fish. If I remember correctly...... These and many other "hillstream" loach species are from very fast flowing streams that come out of the mountains in the India/China area. A great deal of this water is from snow melt at higher elevations. As a result the water in these fishes habitat nears the extreme for "tropical fish". I think you are at least 10 degrees too warm for providing the right breeding conditions. The water in this environment is most likely very clean with minimal dissolved organics (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates). Due to the rapid water flow and overall water temperature the amount of dissolved oxygen is most likely at its highest peak. Remember that the colder the water is the higher the maximum amount of carrying capacity for dissolved oxygen. Double check the conditions these fish need, but I would suggest lowering the temp at least a little and putting a high power head that points towards the water surface might help. Exposing a high volume of water to air is the best way to increase dissolved oxygen.

- I hope this is some help.

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6 years 11 months ago #34863 by Midknight
Replied by Midknight on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
-- I have no insight into the dissolved oxygen. To be honest I'm not quite sure what you're asking. :huh: Having said that, I think it's pretty cool that you might spawn these fish. They are interesting and not really that common. I've seen them for sale, but only a couple of times. I didn't know they were such algae fanatics.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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6 years 11 months ago #34861 by GREENWOOD
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Really Guys....after three months nobodys got nothing...I'm Flying Solo on this????

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7 years 1 month ago #34647 by GREENWOOD
Replied by GREENWOOD on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
Dissolved Oxygen???

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #34646 by GREENWOOD
Replied by GREENWOOD on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
These fish inhale NORI and will drive a 8" pleco off the seaweed...they act like aquatic lawnmowers on the stuff on a piece of slate
do you think this is involved in the "very" healthy activity???


Any buddy got a explanation on DO above....I just feed 'em I'm no science major!!!
Last edit: 7 years 1 month ago by GREENWOOD. Reason: need some advice

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #34645 by GREENWOOD
Replied by GREENWOOD on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
Hillstream's prefer(need) cooler water temps. #23352

I have Clowns and Yo-Yo's with mostly Tangs. and a few mellow Mbuna (labs and a Tropheops). #18166


They have been bred, and I hear it is easy to get them to breed, but raising the fry is tough. They are very easy to sex. Only thing holding me back from getting a pair was tankmates as well as they like cooler water tanks because of the amount of DO they need.

Were at 80 degrees with Lots O' Water Movement
Would this be considered in the range of acceptable temps??
Last edit: 7 years 1 month ago by GREENWOOD. Reason: More info

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7 years 1 month ago #34644 by GREENWOOD
Replied by GREENWOOD on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
Re: just wondering 4 years 2 months ago #23352
Sewellia lineolata (Hillstream Loaches). They were first bred in the aquarium in 2006 by accident. They fry were found in the filter. I have some that I have had for about 3 months. I will be trying to set them up a little better within the next few months and see if I can get any breeding from them.

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7 years 1 month ago #34643 by GREENWOOD
Replied by GREENWOOD on topic HILLSTREAM LOACH AMORE
Activity has lasted for 2.5 Hours

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7 years 1 month ago #34642 by GREENWOOD
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7 years 1 month ago #34641 by GREENWOOD
I did a 14 Gal Water Change and got the following activity...

No Dean Martin playing in the Background but....

What do the GCCA Loach Experts Think???




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