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Chinese Hillstream Loach (Beaufortia kweichowensis )

Synonyms: Hong Kong Pleco, Butterfly Loach
Stats: Adult Size: 3" (7.5 cm)
Temp: 65-75 F (18-24 C)
Tank: 36" (90 cm) minimum
Requirements: Tank with many hiding places. Smooth rocks and current a must. Cooler River Tank environment also a good idea.
Diet: Small inverts, will accept almost anything.
Breeding: Some species breed in pits dug under rocks in a river tank habitat.
Sociability: Keep in groups of at least 3, 5-7 preferrable. Not too aggressive, but not well able to defend themselves, so peaceful tankmates a must.
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Special Info:

This fish is often sold as a Hong Kong Pleco, or Butterfly Loaches.

More info --
River Tanks
Loaches Online River Tank
Loaches Online Hillstreams
Hillstream Loach Breeding Projects

 

 

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Photos courtesy of Mia Woodman