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2.5cm - 3.5cm

Care Level




PH Level

6 - 7.5


In terms of behaviour Sewellia spp. are perhaps the most dominant of the ‘sucker belly’ group of loaches though they’re not generally aggressive towards dissimilar-looking fishes. 

Potential tankmates include small, pelagic cyprinids such as Tanichthys, Danio, Devario, and Rasbora, stream-dwelling gobies from the genera Rhinogobius, Sicyopterus, and Stiphodon, plus rheophilic catfishes like Glyptothorax, Akysis and Hara spp.

Water Conditions:

Temperature: Maintain a stable temperature range between 72°F and 78°F (22°C - 26°C).
pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
Hardness: The ideal water hardness for Sewellia Lineolata is between 5 to 15 dGH.
Water Flow: These loaches thrive in strong currents, mimicking their natural habitat, so a well-filtered aquarium with moderate to high water flow is essential.

Tank Mates:

Peaceful Community Fish: Sewellia Lineolata Hillstream Loaches are non-aggressive and can coexist with a variety of peaceful community fish, such as tetras, rasboras, and dwarf cichlids.
Bottom-Dwelling Companions: They particularly enjoy the company of other bottom-dwelling species like Corydoras catfish and Bristlenose plecos.
Avoid Aggressive Species: Ensure that you avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping fish, as they are sensitive and can become stressed in such environments.

Feeding Habits:

Herbivorous Diet: Sewellia Lineolata are herbivores and require a diet rich in plant matter. Provide them with a variety of sinking pellets, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables such as zucchini and spinach.
Natural Algae Growth: These loaches will also graze on naturally occurring algae growth in the aquarium. Maintaining a well-balanced ecosystem with adequate lighting and minimal algae control measures is beneficial for their dietary needs.


Tank Setup: Set up a spacious aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and smooth rocks. Incorporate driftwood and live plants to mimic their natural habitat and provide surfaces for algae growth.
Strong Water Currents: To replicate their native river habitats, utilize powerheads or strong filters to create a moderate to high water flow in the tank. This will provide the loaches with ample swimming space and a more comfortable environment.
Water Quality: Regularly monitor water parameters using reliable test kits to ensure optimal conditions. Perform partial water changes of 20% to 30% weekly to maintain water quality.
Lighting: Use subdued lighting to simulate the dappled sunlight effect found in their natural environment, as excessive lighting can cause stress.
Observing Behavior: Sewellia Lineolata are fascinating to observe, especially when they cling to surfaces using their modified pectoral fins. Take time to appreciate their natural behavior and unique locomotion.

In conclusion, the Sewellia Lineolata Hillstream Loach (LK-1350) aquarium offers an enchanting glimpse into the world of these captivating loaches. With the right care, proper tank mates, and a suitable environment, you can create a thriving ecosystem that showcases the beauty and grace of these remarkable creatures. Bring home the Sewellia Lineolata Hillstream Loach (LK-1350) aquarium and embark on a mesmerizing aquatic adventure.

Sewellia Lineolata Hillstream Loach (LK-1350)

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Sewellia Lineolata (LK-1350)


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