was sucking onto the
rear glass of an aquarium
with a black background, when I photographed it.
So you're looking through the
front glass at the
backside of this Butterfly Loach. This fish is also called the Hillstream Loach.
Pictures: Taken here in one
of our aquariums by one of us.
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a bigger picture.
Considered to be the most beautiful
of all the various Hillstream
Loach species. Hardy and energetic.
Grows to be about 2.5" long.
Eats premium flake and pellet
foods. Rarely seen in fish stores.
Scientific name: Sewellia lineolata
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Hillstream Loaches naturally live in fast moving streams where the water is cool and saturated with oxygen. They eat mostly algae that they scrap
off the rocks.
An aquarium with an
exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel and a
maximum of 1/4-inch of
Hillstream Loaches can adapt to living in aquariums with or without an aquarium heater. Click
for more information about warm water aquariums. Click
here for more about cool water aquariums.
Most Eels, Sharks,
love Cichlid Stones,
which are natural
looking ceramic aquarium
caves . Click
here for more about
Floating flake food. Perhaps some sinking food pellets but be careful because uneaten food
will soon spoil and pollute the water. Also occasionally feed Butterfly Loaches live or frozen food such as live Black Worms and live or frozen brine shrimp. Click
for more about feeding fish.
Size and Lifespan
Hillstream Loaches grow to
about 3" and live for several years.
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