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hillstream/butterfly loaches???

Post by maggy88 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:28 pm

Just wondering if these would be suitable in a malawi setup? they grow to around 3 or 4 inches but would the mbuna and peacocks hassle them?? thinkin of gettin a few to see how they fare??
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Post by andrewo on Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:22 pm

Gosh thats a nice looking fella; if its as tough as normal plecos it should be fine with lots of plenty of hiding spaces; anyone ?
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Post by geofftrainor on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:24 pm

nice but do these guys not need a heavy water flow and cooler temperature???.always liked them
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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:06 pm

Did these used to be sold as Chinese algae eaters?

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Re: hillstream/butterfly loaches???

Post by Kelly on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:20 pm

Wouldn't be sure about adding them to be honest there is similarities in the conditions there are kept pH:7.0-8.0. temperature might be a bit low 68ºF to 75ºF, they have basically the same diet. Don't think you'd see much of them to be honest and the mbuna would worry me.
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Re: hillstream/butterfly loaches???

Post by maggy88 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:06 pm

yeh i was thinkin the cooler temp would be a problem as would the mbuna hassling them. as for strong flow, well my tank has great flow in it. its a pity though as they would make a pretty cool addition to the tank.
@pseudo sp. i think they might have been, i remember as a kid having them in a tank with goldfish. they're really hardy and from what i can remember the lack of flow didnt seem to bother them??

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