Hillstream loach

Gastromyzon punctulatus is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Gastromyzon.

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The Hillstream loach lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

See: Hillstream Loaches - The Specialists at Life In The Fast Lane for more detailed explanation. Feeding: Note these fish have smaller mouths than Gastromyzon species which should be a consideration with foodstuffs. More

Hillstream Loaches - The Specialists at Life In The Fast Lane = by Martin Thoene — last modified Jun 22, 2007 09:50 AM Article on the physiological adaptations of the Balitoridae (Hillstream Loaches), and how these impact upon keeping them healthy More

The Hillstream Loach is normally classified as a bottom feeder, but typically spends most of its time on the glass unless it is provided rocks and smooth More

Bought a hillstream loach from the shop for Singapore $1.50. The fish is just like in the picture and it is beautiful when it glides mid-water across the tank, though only briefly. More

At first sight the Chinese Hillstream Loach suggests some type of flounder, however it is truly a most unique loach that is both gentle and non-aggressive! Though most often called the Chinese Hillstream Loach, you may find this fish under a variety of names such as the Hillstream More

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Hillstream Loaches: The Specialists at Life in the Fast Lane. A great article by Martin Thoene on maintaining hillstream loaches Hawaii residents, please read this. Laos Porcupine Loach Sewellia elongata $15. More

hillstream loach is ideal since these fish require high oxygen levels. They need excellent water-flow, adequate aeration and numerous hiding places inside the tank. Adequate lighting is necessary to promote algal growth in the aquarium. More

"successful" keeper of hillstream loaches, for reasons I will explain later, or an "expert. More

The hillstream loaches are a family (Balitoridae) of small Eurasian fish that generally live in fast-flowing streams and have a large sucker mouth and modified ventral fins used for clinging to rocks. More

Chinese Hillstream Loach (Beaufortia kweichowensis ) Synonyms: Hong Kong Pleco, Butterfly Loach (Click to enlarge) Belly against glass Photos courtesy of Mia Woodman Stats: More

Pinstripe Hillstream Loach at Tyne Valley Aquatics (near Newcastle)Added to Quicklist0:37Pinstripe Hillstream Loach at Tyne Valley Aquat...379 viewspondguru Hong kong plec ( hillstream loach) at tyne valley aquaticsAdded to Quicklist0:34Hong kong plec ( hillstream loach) at tyne vall... More

Hillstream Loach - Beaufortia kweichowensis = Online Aquarium Fish Magazine | Hillstream Loach Beaufortia kweichowensis Hillstream Loach These are some really neat little fish that are great at eating the small crustaceans and larvae (aufwuchs) that grows More

Common names

Helmi-imunuoliainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Hillstream loach in English
Přísavník tečkovaný in Czech (česky)
Punktierter Flossensauger in German (Deutsch)
侧斑腹吸鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
侧斑腹吸鳅 in Unknown
側斑腹吸鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
側斑腹吸鰍 in Unknown

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Balitoridae
Genus : Gastromyzon
Species : Gastromyzon punctulatus
Authority : Inger & Chin, 1961