Hillstream Loaches Where to get them?

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Hillstream Loaches Where to get them?

Post by Qualityguppies101 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:42 pm

I am looking for a sours to get some Hillstream Loaches. Does any body know where I can get some?

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Post by Jim Powers » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:13 pm

Of course the first thing is to see if a local fish store can get them, but if that doesn't work, there are some online sources.
Frank's Aquarium: http://www.franksaquarium.com/
Invertz Factory: http://www.invertzfactory.com/
Anubiasdesign: http://anubiasdesign.com/index.php
Unfortunately, they do not seem to have much available, as far as hillstreams, right now. But you should keep checking these sites. I have heard good things about them.
Good luck!!
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Post by Qualityguppies101 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:03 pm

Hi Jim. I just read that you where one of the few people who have been able to get them breed. Do you have any available? Also what did you use as your substrate in your breeding tank?

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Post by Qualityguppies101 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:08 pm

Jim also in the tank where you bread them did you have more than one type or multiple. Which type did you successfully spawn?

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:33 pm

There have been several others who post on the site, who have been fortunate enough to have their hillstreams spawn, too.
The first species that I had spawn was Psuedogastromyzon cheni, followed by Liniparhomaloptera disparis. Both were kept in the same tank and spawned at the same time. The substrate was the standard size aquarium gravel. Since then, I have also had Sewellia lineolata spawn.
At this time, I don't have any extra babies. The chenis and disparis are all gone, and I only have one tank spawned Sewellia.
My Sewellia breeders are in a tank with danios, chelas, white clouds and lots of shrimp, so I don't get many surviving eggs. I do have one small one now that is about .5 in. (1cm) long, but I want to keep him.
Its too bad you weren't interested a few years ago. When I had the chenis and disparis, I was over run with babies!
Also, I just remembered there is someone out of Columbus, Ohio who sells some fish online. He tends to have tank bred Sewellia linoelata, but unfortunately, I don't recall his web address. I do think he sometimes sells them on Aquabid, so you might want to check there.
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Post by plaalye » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:50 pm

The wet spot has these, which are homalopters smithi...
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/ ... 1291849350
They also have sewellia lineolata & borneo suckers-a mixed bag of gastromyzon sp. You can contact them directly at.. aquabid@wetspottropicalfish.com for a list. I've had good luck buying form them.
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Post by Qualityguppies101 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:57 pm

Thanks for your time and response Jim. At this time I am really interested in the Sewellia lineolata and the Sewellia sp. "Spotted". Which one of those did you get to spawn? Since it is OK to keep multiple types in the same tank and still have them breed I will more than likely keep both of them. I will be placing them is a 50 gallon breeder river tank with the base dimension 36"x18". How many at adult size can I keep in the tank?

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:02 pm

I have both species of Sewellia, but the lineolata are the ones that have spawned. Unfortunately, I only have one Sewellia sp. "spotted", that I got as a contaminant in a shipment of lineolata. Hopefully, I will find another in time.
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Post by Keith Wolcott » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:04 am

Brians tropicals in Columbus Ohio is at http://www.brianstropicals.com/

However, I don't currently see any Sewellia listed.

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Post by Qualityguppies101 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:56 pm

Yea, I have contacted Brian and he said that they have not bread for him in quite some time so he dont have any.
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Post by Jim Powers » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:08 pm

Here's another I found, That Fish Place.
Don't know much about it, but they have a few hillstream loaches on their list. Unfortunately, they don't have many available right now. That seems to be the case with most of the online fish sites. But I would keep checking. I have checked this site from time to time, and hadn't in awhile. Wouldn't you know it that sometime between the last time I checked it and now, they got Liniparhomaloptera disparis and are now out. I have not seen those around in years and would love to get some and breed them again. My last one died a few months ago. :(
They do have Gastromyzon ctenocephalus, now, though.
http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/cat/inf ... tegory.web
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Post by Qualityguppies101 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:33 pm

I found a well know local pet shop by me that has some in stock for a good price. They are known to carry rare fish. So the search is over. Thanks for all your help.

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Post by Jim Powers » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:37 pm

Thats great!!
I hope you have success breeding them.
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Re: Hillstream Loaches Where to get them?

Post by redshark1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:46 pm

I have an 8 year old Hillstream. I will try to ID it.

I'm posting to warn that the other two climbed out of the tank and dessicated so you may need to ensure they cannot do this.

All the best.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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