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")




7.0 - 7.5

20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)

6-9 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Saddled Hillstream Loach, Saddle Back Loach, Lizard Fish

Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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.

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