Arcadia Aquatics

Some of the above images have been provided by Tropicalfishfinder. Please be aware that variations within species mean that the fish you are sent may not be identical to the fish in the photographs.

© 2003-2017 Tropical Fish Finder | All Rights Reserved | E&OE

TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Loaches> Butterfly Plec Sewellia lineolata


Butterfly Plec Sewellia lineolata

Category: Loaches

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £11.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Care Level: Difficult

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful

Diet: Special Needs


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 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Sewellia lineolata (Butterfly Plec)

Sewellia are small, dorso-ventrally compressed fish that inhabit very fast-flowing streams. They are highly adapted to living in such environments, and use their body shape to "suck" onto the rocks and so avoid being washed away. There are numerous species, and distinguishing them can be tricky.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

All Sewellia feed on aufwuchs, the mixture of green algae and tiny invertebrates found encrusting rocks and submerged wood. In the aquarium they feed readily on bloodworms, algae wafers and suitable live foods such as tubifex.

These fish require a very specific kind of aquarium with extremely strong water current and lots of oxygen. Strong lighting is recommended to encourage a good growth of green algae. Choose tankmates with care, since not all fish tolerate such conditions well. Other loaches might be an option, as would things like minnows and danios.

These fish are mildly territorial towards one another, but work well in groups. Breeding in captivity is rare.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Cambodia, Vietnam and China
Temperature 18-22 C
Size Around 5 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-7.5