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Glaniopsis multiradiata

by Martin Thoene last modified Nov 14, 2006 05:43 PM


Glaniopsis multiradiataScientific name: Glaniopsis multiradiata (Roberts, 1982)

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: Malaysia

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known. Females probably plumper.

Maximum size: 2.5 inches (7cm)

Similar to: Liniparhomaloptera disparis disparis

Care: Inhabit fast flowing streams in riffles. Aquarium must duplicate these conditions as fish have very high oxygen requirements.

With all Glaniopsis species, care is broadly the same as with other Hillstream species. All need excellent water-flow and aeration, numerous rocky hiding places and smooth pebbles and boulders to graze over. Lighting should be bright to encourage algal growth in the aquarium. Plants are not necessary as the fish do not normally encounter them in the wild, but they will help with water-quality. Suitable plants for high-flow environments are Anubias and Microsoreum. These will grow on rockwork or driftwood.

See: Hillstream Loaches - The Specialists at Life In The Fast Lane for more detailed explanation.

Feeding: Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, blanched Spinach, Kale, natural algae an advantage.

Water parameters: pH:7.0-8.0. Hardness: Medium. Max dh: 12

Temperature: 68ºF to 75ºF (20-23.8°C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria.


Glaniopsis multiradiataGlaniopsis multiradiata is extremely similar in general appearance to the Chinese species Linparhomaloptera disparis disparis. Both will probably appear as contaminants in other species shipments. Therefore, identifying country of origin may provide a clue to identification of the primary species.

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