Reticulated Hillstream Loach (Sewellia lineolata)

$14.99

Easily the most spectacularly marked of all the hillstream loaches, the Reticulated Hillstream Loach or Reticulated Butterfly Sucker is found in fast-flowing, rocky rapids in Central and Northern Vietnam. Perfectly adapted for life in fast moving waters, their heavily modified pectoral and anal fins form a suction-cup-like ventral surface that allows them to not only attach to almost any surface but actually move forward against strong current and even climb up sheer rock faces and waterfalls. Due to their specialized nature, they require fast, cool, well-oxygenated water not above 76F and strong current in the aquarium. They will readily feed on biofilms, algae, and certain prepared foods like Fluval Bug Bites Pleco Formula or Repashy Gel Diet. A social and outgoing species, they will thrive in groups of 5 or more and have successfully been bred in the aquarium.

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Description

Reticulated Hillstream Loach (Sewellia lineolata)

Origin: Wild Vietnam
Diet:  Scavenger and grazer, feeds on algae, biofilm and detritus in the wild
Adult Size: 2.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     70 – 76F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm