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Reticulated Hillstream Loach


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Good evening,

I found a baby loach in my aquarium.  First of all, how exciting!  I didn't even know I had both male and females.  My question is, how many eggs do they lay and how often?  I purchased them to do general cleaning and because they are different looking.  I don't know what to do with the babies. other than let them be and hope they don't have to many.  They are in a 70 gallon but it is very heavily planted and not set up like one would for these guys so it may be just a one time thing?

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On 6/29/2021 at 1:06 AM, Rochelle said:

Good evening,

I found a baby loach in my aquarium.  First of all, how exciting!  I didn't even know I had both male and females.  My question is, how many eggs do they lay and how often?  I purchased them to do general cleaning and because they are different looking.  I don't know what to do with the babies. other than let them be and hope they don't have to many.  They are in a 70 gallon but it is very heavily planted and not set up like one would for these guys so it may be just a one time thing?

HSL 1.jpg

Look on the positive side you have breed something that a lot of people can't get to breed I don't think you will be over run with fry you might get the odd one that nothing to worry about

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Nice. surprise fry get me so pumped everytime. Id bet with enough other fish or snails in the tank its more like a 1 or 2 eggs survive per spawn than an huge populstion of hillstreams. If plants are thick and fry get excessive id try to thin the thicker plants a bit and as a result limit the ability for as many eggs or fry to avoid predation within them.

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