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Hillstream Loach Homaloptera orthogoniata

Category: Loaches

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £19.95 each

Discount: Buy 6 or more Hillstream Loach Homaloptera orthogoniata and get 5% off!!

Stock: 8 in stock



Becoming increasingly hard to source. Beautiful wild caught loaches at a larger size.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 6 or more Hillstream Loach Homaloptera orthogoniata and get 5% off!!
Size: 5-6cm

Homaloptera orthogoniata (Hillstream Loach)

A typical member of the genus Homaloptera in basic appearance, with a streamlined, lizard-like shape; broad pectoral and pelvic fins; and a sub-terminal mouth. Basic colour is light brown with darker brown irregular patches.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Homaloptera are very consistent in their demands for clean water, plenty of water current, lots of oxygen, and an abundance of appropriate foods. In the wild these fish live in fast-flowing streams where the water is very clean and typically cooler than the waters from which most other tropical fish come from. For this reason, these fish are best mixed with subtropical species like danios, Scleromystax barbatus, golden barbs, etc. that will thrive in similar conditions. Feeding is tricky because they are somewhat retiring and can lose out when kept with other bottom feeders. Provide things like bloodworms as well as algae wafers. Flake and pellets may be ignored. Shady areas under bogwood and large boulders are highly appreciated.

Breeding has not yet been reported in captivity.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southeast Asia
Temperature 22-24C
Size 12 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but water quality must be excellent
Water PH 6.5-7.5