Reticulated Hillstream Loach
The reticulated butterfly loach, or reticualted hillstream loach, has a broader body than the standard hillstream loach. The most striking feature of this freshwater loach, besides its unusually flat profile, is the fine line color pattern, called reticuation. Normally hillstream loaches are gathered on rocks of swift flowing streams in China and their unusual flat wide fins are perfectly suited to this environment. Freshwater loaches are hardy and feed on just about anything and are quite the site hanging on the other side of the aquarium glass.
- Scientific Name: Sewellia lineolata
- Origin: China
- Lifespan: 8 Years
- Max size: 3 inches
- Food: Live, frozen, pellets, flake
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 1/2 inches