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Post by Martin Thoene » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:40 pm

Today, for the first time since I've lived in Canada I managed to purchase 4 cute little Homaloptera orthogoniata.

In the bag.



In the tank.





I'm so stoked. These are absolutely my all-time favourite Hillstream Loach. Luv 'em, luv 'em, luv 'em.
They are only little at present, about 1.5 inches.

Menagerie Petshop, Toronto for anyone who wants some. Make absolutely sure you can provide the correct conditions for these jewels though.

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Post by OneWay » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:49 pm

Those are stunning, absolutely a great looking loach!

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Post by Jim Powers » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:34 pm

I don't need to tell you just how envious I am!! :D
Congratulations!! They are gorgeous!!
I think I am going to have to order some online from the invertzfactory if they are available again this year. I just can't find them otherwise. I have been thinking of converting one of my tanks just for them if I do.

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Post by Dunga » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:12 am

10 Sidthimunkis, 6 yoyos, 7 clowns, 1 bicolor, 1 sterbai, 1 Angelfish, 15 zebra danios
! Remember that nothing can take the place of routine water changes to keep your water clean and your fish healthy !

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Post by plaalye » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:12 am

Congrats Martin! I just got my first on Saturday, first time I've seen them. There seems to be a bunch going around here at the moment. My LFS gets them here I believe. Hve a look Jim! ... 1266976806
Not sure if they're orthogoniata or confuzona but look like yours. Mine has been hiding since I got it so no pics yet.

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Post by ch.koenig » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:26 am

I envy you
cheers charles

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Post by Matt » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:48 am

They're really beautiful. 8)

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Post by Donna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:24 am

OK, Martin, I'm envious of your loaches AND your camera skills. When can you come photograph my adorable beloved kuhlis?
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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:05 am

Congrats Martin! Superb! :D

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Post by Keith Wolcott » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:38 am

Very nice!

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Post by NancyD » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:49 pm

very cool

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Post by Francois van Brederode » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:18 pm

Very nice looking fish!

I expect you will fatten them up nice and healthy :)

I would love to get some 'lizard fish' of any species.
Pardon my English, I'm from Holland....

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Post by wasserscheu » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:48 pm

Congrats on those great fish. I've been looking for a long time for those (or the confuzona) they are on top of the wish-list. I checked German stocklists right away, after your message. Only once I found some, but they were in a far too bad condition (and still expensive). Are they accepting any food already?

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Post by Botia Robert » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:48 am

I dont know much about Hill Stream Loaches but they are definately nice.

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Post by ch.koenig » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:10 pm

no problem wolfram
just for your desires
on my favourite the stocklist today ... fische.pdf
and not expensive, your wish was mine :D
E 6.95
I'll get some infos about their condition
cheers charles

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