I haven't had a huge amount of luck with hillstream loaches. Some were definitely poor stock but I've lost a few that I shouldn't have. There's loads of algae in the tank, good flow and filtration and the temperature sits around 24C (although it went up to 28 in the summer before we moved it to work, which is climate controlled). I thought the high summer temperature could have been responsible for a few of them dying but we've lost a couple more recently and I think they maybe aren't getting enough food. If I don't have success with these novo tabs, I'll probably not get any more hillies. May try Homaloptera if I can find any decent stock, though.
The other one looks a lot like it in pattern, but it is less yellow (no yellow at all really), and the tail is red instead of yellow. It's also less energetic.
Jim Powers wrote:That sounds interesting. They may be available more often!!
Here is a photo showing a recent shipment of Gastromyzon viriosus, which is what the supplier said they had!:ch.koenig wrote:I doubt it, Jim.
I have heard about "new" names on lists, Emma.
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