Care is essentially the same:
They like high oxygen water which usually means stream-like conditions, though it does not have to be quite as extreme as the hillstream loach set up described here:
http://www.loaches.com/articles/hillstr ... -fast-lane
I have filters and powerheads combined to create about 20 times the tank volume per hour. Mine are in a 50 gallon tank, so about 1000 gph combined water flow. Somewhat cooler than most tropical fish- upper 60s to low 70s F (high teens to low 20s C). Not fussy eaters, they like frozen foods, will also eat sinking carnivore foods such as the pellets I get from:
... such as Earthworm Pellets and others.
I have seen mine swimming higher in the water, but this is rare. Generally they stay closer to the bottom. Some logs and rocks to hide under seem to be appreciated.
All my tanks are planted, they do not bother the plants.
They are not predatory toward other fish. White Cloud Minnows, any of several Danios and similar fish make good tank mates. Fish that thrive in cooler water and are OK with more than average water movement.
Happy fish keeping!
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