Hillstream loach setups

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Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some responses today
 
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Coradee said:
Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some responses today
Thanks
 

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i unfortunately dont have a special set up but they live in high flow areas with a lot of smooth rocks that they can glide over and switch from rock to rock. if i were u i would have a long tank and put a strong pump at one end with all rocks and stuff imitating like a stream flowing down and u look in and u can see them fighting the current sideways
 

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People either say that Hillstream Loaches need a very specific setup, or that they're undemanding fish. Not sure why there's two completely opposite camps. Anyway, Rachel O' Leary has a pretty cool 150 gallon Hillstream setup. I found a video where she shows it and describes a bit of how she set it up. Might give you some inspiration.
 

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Deku-Cory said:
People either say that Hillstream Loaches need a very specific setup, or that they're undemanding fish. Not sure why there's two completely opposite camps. Anyway, Rachel O' Leary has a pretty cool 150 gallon Hillstream setup. I found a video where she shows it and describes a bit of how she set it up. Might give you some inspiration.
thanks!!! the way i think of it is that they have adapted to captivity and i think they just evolved to survive where they lived and can live in very low flow waters so i have a low flow tank they r in and i think they r happy!!! although one of my hillstream loaches has a weird thingy where his mouth is swollen i think and his mouth is raised it doesnt touch the glass on the top. maybe u could help me? thats what it should be but his is raised. i will find better photos in a second
 

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idkausernamesoyeah said:
thanks!!! the way i think of it is that they have adapted to captivity and i think they just evolved to survive where they lived and can live in very low flow waters so i have a low flow tank they r in and i think they r happy!!! although one of my hillstream loaches has a weird thingy where his mouth is swollen i think and his mouth is raised it doesnt touch the glass on the top. maybe u could help me? thats what it should be but his is raised. i will find better photos in a second
ok this SHOULD multi quote. if u know please help
 
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idkausernamesoyeah said:
i unfortunately dont have a special set up but they live in high flow areas with a lot of smooth rocks that they can glide over and switch from rock to rock. if i were u i would have a long tank and put a strong pump at one end with all rocks and stuff imitating like a stream flowing down and u look in and u can see them fighting the current sideways
No offense not really looking for info very familiar with these fish as I have kept many over the years. I have also spawned them, I really just wanted to see other people's setups.
 
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Deku-Cory said:
People either say that Hillstream Loaches need a very specific setup, or that they're undemanding fish. Not sure why there's two completely opposite camps. Anyway, Rachel O' Leary has a pretty cool 150 gallon Hillstream setup. I found a video where she shows it and describes a bit of how she set it up. Might give you some inspiration.
I'm familiar with her setup she's a big supporter of the local fish club where I am.
 

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MONSTER GOBY said:
No offense not really looking for info very familiar with these fish as I have kept many over the years. I have also spawned them, I really just wanted to see other people's setups.
all good!!!
 
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idkausernamesoyeah said:
all good!!!
Thanks for replying. Do you keep any currently.
 

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MONSTER GOBY said:
Thanks for replying. Do you keep any currently.
yeah i have two in low flow. ones mouth is a bit weird!!! i originally got from lfs without doing research i trusted the fish shop lol
 
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idkausernamesoyeah said:
yeah i have two in low flow. ones mouth is a bit weird!!! i originally got from lfs without doing research i trusted the fish shop lol
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idkausernamesoyeah said:
then whats ur profile pic lol

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