Chinese Hillstream Loach (Beaufortia kweichowensis )
|Synonyms:||Hong Kong Pleco, Butterfly Loach|
Adult Size: 3"
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.|
This fish is often sold as a Hong Kong Pleco, or Butterfly Loaches.