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Old 12-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #16
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I have Three hillstreams in my 40 breeder Loach tank and the spend most of their time either in the flow of the power head or on the smooth deco right by the outlets of the filter. I tried to keep some before but my tank was overstocked. I now have a similar stocking in double the water and 4x the filtration. They do well in an over filtered, high flow, low temp, heavily oxygenated tank. They are super passive so they wouldn't bother discus at all.

There are a few different breeds that can have very different needs so try to know what you're getting as best as you can. Most of the stores i've seen around me sell them as "butterfly pleco" or "scavenger suckers" or some such nonsense... loaches.net has a ton of great info on them if you are curious.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #17
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Hey check this out guys:
http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane

Don't discus like warmer waters? Hillsteams like colder waters that are highly oxygenated and fast currents.

Look at how this guy set up a river tank! Intakes on one side, power heads hooked up on the other side! Wow! Looks like I have a new project
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:24 PM   #18
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that's the same way i was thinking of trying to set up a tank for these little guys a couple years ago. I was looking into building it when i got orders to deploy so that kinda put a halt on the idea... Now I'm thinking i want to try again.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:10 PM   #19
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Darn, I would love to get some. Looks like I'll stick to otos
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #20
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We have REALLY hot weather here in Australia...So I only keep hardy fish that won't turn upside down in the heat :P
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #21
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Right its been a year i think its time for an update

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12x glowlight tetra only 2 have died
2x really old xray tetra from my small tank and into my main tank as they are a lot happier together
1x botia kubotai yep i still have the fella
2 x hillstream loach ( i must confess only 1 is original as the other died in the summer but the new one is 6cm long and is not a tiger it is a lepard hillstream )

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- All fake as the real ones kept dying, this has been my 1 and only problem in the tank

anything else? no not really at all so thats it guys hope you like the pics, positives and negatives welcome

PLEASE EXCUSE THE CASK ON THE PLASTIC AND RUN MAKS ON THE GLASS, THE OUTSIDE NEEDS A GOOD CLEAN!



here he is






and the old boys




the two really old xrays



cheers guys hope you like
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:55 PM   #22
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Seems like a lot of fish for that tank, but what works works plus I can't comment because I'm currently pretty overstocked myself. Looks great though!
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #23
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Oh they would do just fine with your discus. Are your discus the full dinner plate size yet?
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #24
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That pleco/ray looking one is sweet what's that called again... Yea I know I could go thru the list you named...lol


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Old 12-23-2012, 02:21 AM   #25
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Cheers guys, yer when I first started my tank before I joined this forum I was not aware abouy overstocking but none of my fish died for just under a year and they were all healthy so im pretty sure there fine

one is a tiger hillstream loach and another is a leapord hillstream loch
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #26
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grogan, are you talking to me? If so, they are still juvenile but I already have sterbais in with them and I don't want to overstock the tank any more than that.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #27
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They're gettin' there grogan
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