Green Lizard Loach (Homalopteroides cf. smithi)


The Green Lizard Loach (Homalopteroides cf. smithi) is a beautifully patterned fish native to the Mekong River system across Southeast Asia. They are also known as the Gecko Loach or the Alligator Hillstream Loach. Similar to other hillstream species, the Green Lizard Loach requires clean and flowing highly oxygenated water. They will do best in a setup with plenty of resting and hiding spaces. Green Lizard Loaches are a generally peaceful species and will thrive best in groups of the same species, feeding primarily on food such as brine shrimp and bloodworms in captivity.


Green Lizard Loach (Homalopteroides cf. smithi)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Diet:  Algae grazer and scavenger, will accept a variety of frozen and prepared sinking foods
Adult Size: 2.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, best kept in groups

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm