Sewellia lineolata

Discussion in 'Catfish and Bottom Dwellers' started by duxallinarow, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. duxallinarow

    duxallinarow Active Member

    Reticulated hillstream loach (butterfly loach, tiger loach)
    While I still find them hard to sex, I believe we have a pair doing the mating dance here. Or not.
    Either they're engaging in breeding behaviour or I'm going to have to ask my daughter to stop using coffee beans for aquarium substrate.

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  2. bahamafj11

    bahamafj11 Well-Known Member

    Looks like fun, whatever they're doing! Good cardio, too.
  3. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    Just think Jeff all you have to do is lay on Coffee beans.
  4. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like it could be a pair. Males have pectoral fins that are more squared off near the head, while the female has more of a slope to the anterior portion of the pectoral fins. The more aggressive of the two looks like a male to me, the other appears to be a female.
  5. Cinnamonsticks

    Cinnamonsticks Moderator

    Those fish are cool! I also like the guy with red above his eyes :)
  6. duxallinarow

    duxallinarow Active Member

    Yeah, they look different, but I can never remember which one is squared off and which one is rounded. As I understand it, the guy I got them from has the same problem. ;)
  7. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Males are square.
  8. Witamygreatdanes

    Witamygreatdanes Active Member

    WOW! Those are some interesting fish!
  9. Witamygreatdanes

    Witamygreatdanes Active Member

    I have to get some of those. ;)
  10. JustinW

    JustinW Member

    I was under the impression that these needed to be in a tank with a strong current to breed? Is this not true?
  11. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    We had a speaker who came in and gave a presentation on these. I have breed them in a medium current tank. Michael has also breed them but I don't know what his set up was.
  12. Witamygreatdanes

    Witamygreatdanes Active Member

    I didn't know you had those Randy! Do you ever get babies from them?
  13. mlaursen

    mlaursen Well-Known Member

    I bred them the first time in a 20L with 1/2 R/O water and a powerhead creating current, the second time it was in a 15 gallon with large stone substrate and a port foam wall filter.
  14. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Mike, what do you feed yours?
  15. duxallinarow

    duxallinarow Active Member

    I'm not sure who gave them permission, but the 3 Sewellia in my 20L (holding my Endler's, 4 C. similis, and 3 Sewellia) managed at least one successful tryst. The new little black-and-white spotted beast showed up about a month ago and is now nearly 2cm long – and is starting to sprout his wings.
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