Nan Hillstream Loach (Hemimyzon nanensis)


A rarely imported hillstream loach from the upper Chaopraya River in Thailand, H. nanensis is, like most of its close relatives, highly adapted for life in  the shallow, fast-moving mountain streams where they occur in the wild. In the aquarium, they require similar conditions, with cooler, well-oxygenated water, strong current, and lots of smooth rocks and driftwood for cover. They are specialized algae and biofilm grazers in the wild and require a varied diet of algae or vegetable based foods like Repashy gel diet.

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Nan Hillstream Loach (Hemimyzon nanensis)

Origin:  Wild Thailand
Locale: Upper Chaopraya River
Diet:  Scavenger and grazer, feeds on algae and biofilm in the wild
Adult Size: 2.25″
Recommended Tank Size: 20+ gallons

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