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This topic contains 54 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 10 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #299619

    keith565
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    can anyone ID these fish for me. bought them as hong Kong plecs (thanks to a friend not far away

    #307898

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Is that a Sewellia lineolata? Looks similar to the ones I’ve seen, but quite a bit lighter. The other S. lineolata I’ve seen are darker, or at least have more of the dark patterning. Reference link here.

    #307899

    geordie John
    Participant

    Yep ,
    Thats a Sewellia l.
    They like cool water and a good flow with plenty of oxygen. They can be a bit shy and teritorial though dont injure one another.
    All the best,
    G.John

    #307900

    mickthefish
    Participant

    definitely S lineolata bud,
    it’s a very interesting fish to study, in general they don’t like each other.
    i have 10 of them and at any one time the most i’ll see is 3 of them.
    john has given you the coditions for keeping them to a tee bud.

    mick

    #307901

    Reva
    Participant

    Pretty! I love plecs

    #307903

    keith565
    Participant

    thanks guys. i’ve got them in the coolest tank in the fish house and turned the filtration right up. they seem to have settled in well.
    i’m hoping to get another one or two with the hopes of getting them to breed.

    #307907

    dunc
    Keymaster

    They’re gorgeous fish.. shame I don’t have any room in the house cool enough to keep ’em

    #307910

    Daspricey
    Participant

    Nice find Keith, sewellia are a really nice fish! /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    It’s a shame that they are often called called “hong kong plecs” or “coldwater plecs” instead of hillstream loaches as they are loaches, don’t originate from hong kong and they are subtropical not coldwater. http://www.loaches.com/articles/breeding-sewellia

    #307911

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Indeed bud. Hong Kong plecs, honestly

    #307912

    Malti
    Participant

    they look like plecs though…never seen them but they look great

    #307913

    Eyrie
    Participant

    QUOTE (dunc @ Jul 30 2008, 09:52 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    They’re gorgeous fish.. shame I don’t have any room in the house cool enough to keep ’em
    #307914

    dunc
    Keymaster

    My room is usually about 28 :/

    #307916

    Eyrie
    Participant

    QUOTE (dunc @ Jul 30 2008, 10:49 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    My room is usually about 28 :/


    Good grief! Is the whole house that bad? My lounge is 26C at the moment, and that’s uncomfortable for indoors.

    (waits for Matt to top us both).

    #307917

    mickthefish
    Participant

    my lounge temp is the same as yours Eyrie 26C and thats the coolest it’s been for days now.

    mick

    #307918

    mickthefish
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    sorry i must have done sommat wrong with the vid, my excuse is i’ve been in the boozer as it’s the wifes birthday and she can’t have all the fun.

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