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Schistura unknown04

by Martin Thoene last modified Nov 28, 2006 10:05 PM


Schistura unknown05

Scientific name: Schistura unknown04

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: Probably China.

Sexual Dimorphism: None known. Females probably plumper.

Maximum size: Not known

Similar to: Other Schistura species

Care: Typical Schistura species. The aquarium should have a good flow rate and be well-oxygenated. Provide piles of large pebbles or slate to create hiding places. The rest of the aquarium base should have smooth rounded pebbles and sand or fine grained gravel with reasonably bright lighting.

Please see Hillstream Loaches: Specialists at Life in the Fast Lane for a more detailed explanation of aquarium design.

Feeding: Most foods accepted. Commercial sinking formulations and bottom-dwelling live-foods. Frozen foods such as Bloodworm/Brine shrimp.

Water parameters: pH: 6.0-7.5 Hardness: Soft-medium. Max dh: 12.

Temperature: 68ºF to 77 ºF (18-25°C)

Breeding: Unknown.


 All Schistura are territorial to greater or lesser degrees, and should be housed in an aquarium featuring multiple hiding places and decor designed to break line of sight between territories. Do not house with delicate species. This fish arrived in a shipment of White-Cheeked Gobies, so is probably Chinese in origin.

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