My first attempt at keeping Hillstream Loaches-update

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fish_frenzy
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My first attempt at keeping Hillstream Loaches-update

Post by fish_frenzy » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:58 pm

The hubby decided these would look "cute" in out 28G bowfront tank. Grr! I have never kept these guys before and this tank is...was, designated as my Yoyo breeding attempt tank.

Anyhoo, will this 28g tank serve well as a quarrantee tank for 3 of these guys? I believe they are Sewellia lineolata. Will post pics as soon as I figure out the new camera I got a few days ago!

I dropped the water level a few inches to increase water flow and it has some driftwood and rocks with good algae cover. Also lots of hiding spots. Temp is at 77F, 0 ammonia, ph is a bit high at 7.5

Tammy
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Post by mickthefish » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:21 pm

it sounds fine , i too have my ph set at over 7 as we atre prone to crashes where i live.
put them in everything sounds OK.

good luck with them
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Post by fish_frenzy » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:15 pm

Thanks for the quick reply Mick! I have had them acclimating slowly for over an hour and it looks like 1 male, 3 female. though they are quite small, so there is one I am not too sure of, it male be 2 and 2. Only about 3/4"-1". I am used to big Botias! lol!

I added a powerhead for more flow on the opposite end of the Aquaclear filter so they have LOTS of flow now. I hope they will be happy. :)

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Post by fish_frenzy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:26 pm

Oooooh! I love these Loaches! they are out waaaaaay more than any of my other loaches. And I get a kick of watching them chase each other around the glass when I get ready to feed. From the pics I see online and in the book, it looks like I have Sewellia lineolata.

I plan to quarantee them for a month or so, but how long can 4 stay happy in a 28G bowfront? They look so little right now compared to the tank. Would I be ok adding a few more?

Anybody have some ideas of what might be a good tankmate or dither if they can stay in this tank for awhile?

Thanks in advance
Tammy :)
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Post by bullisbm » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:07 pm

4 in a 28 they should be fine there as long as you have them. They normally only get 2-1/2 to 3 inches long.

I started out with 3 of them in a 10gl for about a year and they were ok and even bread.

They are now in a 20gl with 2 more and a few other types. They have bread a couple of time but the fry have never made it.. I think the white clouds have had a hand. (or mouth) in that.

I think I have a total of 12 fish in the 20 now.. and as long as I keep up the 50% weekly water changes I don't have problems.

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Nice

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qifehawyc wrote:
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Re: My first attempt at keeping Hillstream Loaches-update

Post by Bas Pels » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm

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