Butterfly/Hillstream Loach

jmark419
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Thinking about adding one of these to my tank. I already have a common pleco and golden nugget. Wondering if anyone knows if this Loach would fit in well? How big do they get?
 
Butterfly
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and heres some more info
They need cooler, fast running, highly oxygenated water. You need several, singles from my experience don't do well.
Carol
 
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jmark419
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Yes that is the one Tom. Yes I did read they need to be in at least 2 or 3's to do well. Is there something that oxygenates water?
 
Butterfly
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I'm such a dunce today I forgot the link

Carol
 
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jmark419
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Thanks butterfly I did read that one and it has convinced me that my tank is not set up for these guys but maybe in the future. The do look very cool.
 
Butterfly
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Heres some pics They look like little space ships flitting from rock to rock
carol

click the bottom link to see them move.
Carol
 
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jmark419
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Very cool!! Is that yours?
 
Butterfly
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Yes those are mine.
carol
 
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jmark419
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So do you have a set up like suggested in that article? How long have you had them and how many do you have?
 
Butterfly
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The best tank set up I ever had was a 20 gallon long unheated tank(there was a heater set at 65F just in case) with a bubbler down the whole back to provide more water movement and as such more oxygen. Most of the time I kept two filters on it also to make sure the water was super clean. Lots of rocks with algae and plants. I kept white clouds with them for dithers. They are well worth setting up a special tank for them I had had them almost three years and there were nine. I just lost all of them during a recent move.
Carol
 
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jmark419
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Sorry to hear they didn't make it through the move. Maybe I will convert my 30 gallon once I upgrade that tank to a bigger one.
 
Butterfly
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Thanks I think you will enjoy them.
Carol
 
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