Freshwater Flounder

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RudeeRu

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Aloha! Just curious if anyone has had any experience with these guys? I saw them at PetCo, hadn't ever seen them before! The guy said that they stay small (the ones in their tank were 2 inches), and they were peaceful. I went home and researched them and found out that while they do stay small-ish (up to 4-6 inches), they can terrorize your invertebrates once the lights are out! Now I don't plan on getting one (I love my snails and shrimp), but was just curious! Thanks!
 

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If at all like their saltwater cousins, they will terrorize the shrimp and snails....
 

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Yes they will eat your inverts but they`re such awesome additions to my tank. They do require a sand substrate to bury themselves in. They`re very slow growers but can reach up tp 6". They love frozen and live foods. Mine are in a 125 @80f with a pH of 5.9-6.0. I love my Flounder.
 
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That's cool! I was just curious if anyone had them! They did look pretty cool to watch on the glass.
 

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Mine rarely get on the glass,they mostly stay buried in the sand until I feed them live food,then they just start aggressivly eating. I have seen them just sitting on the driftwood once in awhile. If the bottom dwellers get too frisky then they climb the glass.
 

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Maybe their not really Flounder. Maybe their Hillstream Loaches. does it look like this?
 
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Nope, they were definitely flounders, they didn't look like that
 

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Here they are...Very cool looking fish! Look just like their saltwater cousins....
 

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Thats really cool!!! Didn't realize they would get on the glass tho. Thats why I thought they were maybe mis-labeled.
About half way down the page are pictures of Hillstream loaches(they called them borneo suckers) and cautioned not to confuse them.
Carol
 

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Sweet fish! 8)
 

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That's a flounder?? Weird...
 

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Butterfly said:
Maybe their not really Flounder. Maybe their Hillstream Loaches. does it look like this?
those arent flounder are they? B/c they got like two circles it looks like where flounderj sut have one.. i dunno i read an aticle that they looked simular but werent or soemthing.. my two cents
 

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luper: What rudeeru is looking at and asking questions about is fresh water flounder.
the pictures I posted are Hillstream Loaches. They go by many names(Borneo Suckers, hong Kong plecs, fresh water flounder, stingrays etc.) are are often confused for other fish. Thats why I posted the pics, to get clarifivation
But rudeeru really was talking about real freshwater flounders.
Carol
 
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