Saddled Hillstream Loach (Homaloptera orthogoniata)

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Saddled Hillstream Loach

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Saddled Hillstream Loach

Homaloptera orthogoniata

95 Litres (25 US G.)

11-13 cm (4.3-5.1")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.5

20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)

6-9 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Balitoridae





Additional names

Saddled Hillstream Loach, Saddle Back Loach, Lizard Fish


Origin

Found in dark forest streams in Thailand and Laos to Indonesia.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

A peaceful fish that will easily cohabit with equally peaceful fish that prefer the same environment such as Garra flavatra or Devario aequipinnatus. They can squabble with their fish of similar shape however. May eat small shrimp. They are their most confident when kept in groups of 6 or more of their own kind.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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