First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Jim Powers » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:05 am

Cool!! 8)
I recently got a group of 6 cheni/myersi and am hoping to get some spawning again.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:43 am

Awesome! I'm sure you know which type of gravel they prefer. Sand doesn't work so well for spawning.

Going to post more pics later.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:25 am

More pics. Now confirmed 3.

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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Jim Powers » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:15 pm

Yes. I had them spawning years ago but the population eventually crashed and I had a hard time finding more.
Unfortunately the only room I had for the new ones was in a tank with sand. But, I have put in a bowl with gravel in it and will see if that works.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:23 am

I see. Pity. Only time I've seen these in a shop is when they specifically got them for me from the supplier.

It should work.. Just put a stone in it as well.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Jim Powers » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:03 pm

Yeah, I put a couple of flat stones in when I set it in the tank. So far not much interest but hopefully that will change.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby shuwae » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:55 pm

So cute! Did you find anymore?

Jim, if you do not mind, where did you get your group?
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:22 am

I'm not home during the week so I don't know. I would think that there are more.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Jim Powers » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:42 pm

shuwae: I got mine at Aquarium World in Lafayette, Indiana. I got them in two different batches in the last couple of months.I think most of their suppliers are in Chicago.
This is the first time they or anyone else in my area has had them in a few years. I picked one up at The Aquarium in Knoxville, Tenn. a couple of years ago but it only lived a few months. I haven't looked on any online sites for awhile but since you live in California it would be easy to get a shipment from the Wetspot in Portland, Oregon if they have them.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:49 pm

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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:55 pm

Tank shot

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This pic shows what the rocks looked like vs how it looks now.

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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Jim Powers » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:24 pm

Nice!
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby shuwae » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:31 pm

Great looking s. atropurpureus and algae! I wish my tank grew that much green algae.
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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Danelle Vivier » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:09 pm

Photos of my fish. Take note the fry, which is 2 different sizes.

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Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Postby Jim Powers » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:34 pm

Nice!!
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