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Finally got my dream loach!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Bottom Dwellers' started by petluvr, Jun 15, 2011.

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    I went to a large pet store while at the beach and asked if they carried hillstream loaches and was told no. While browsing the store guess what I run across, my dream fish that I have been after for two years Sewellia Lineolata, mislabeled as pleco (sp)...LOL...Anywho after showing off my considerable knowledge and pointing out to the store mgr that they were mislabeled I am now the proud owner of two these little guys. They are not real fond of the camera right now so this is about as good a pic as I can get.

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    not uncommon. they dont get them in as hillstream loach so they dont know better.
     
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    I just would have thought better of this place. Just goes to show no matter how delicious the stock that still doesn't mean the people know what they are talking about...LOL
     
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    same goes for people, no matter what they have in their tanks still doesn't mean they know what they're talking about
     
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    but to be fair there are so many different fish out there. while its not a rare fish many stores dont commonly get them.
     
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    I wish more stores would I wouldn't have had to wait 2 years to get these two...LOL....anyway I am just glad to have them :)
     
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    Nice find. It's similar around here. They arn't rare, but nobody knows about them if you ask for a "Hillstream Loach". Asking for a "Butterfly Pleco" gets much better results (which is stranger, considering the common name is already taken by an actual pleco).
     
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    Beautiful fish! I'll be getting some this summer. My LFS says they can get them for me. They pop up on aquabid with some frequency otherwise.
    They'll be in a tank set up specifically for them, so I hope to get breeding, which I've read isn't difficult. I'll just have some herbivorous gobies in as tankmates.
     
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    The tank these guys are in was originally set up for them, then when I couldn't find them anywhere I put about 20 or so white clouds in and now the two new loaches :)
     
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    Very nice! Did you do a build thread for the tank?
     

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