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Re: pesudogastromy cheni (HK Pleco)
Posted By: Don Kuhns <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: pesudogastromy cheni (HK Pleco) (Philip Shum)
Date: Wednesday, 4 March 1998, at 10:58 p.m.
In Response To: pesudogastromy cheni (HK Pleco) (Philip Shum)
Hi Philip. Pseudogastromyzons are hillstream loaches, that is, they come from fast-flowing mountain steams. There is not a lot of information available to the general public about these fascinating fishes, but I'll try to relay to you most of what I know. They have adapted to their unusual conditions by becoming streamlined and developing a suction mechanism. They prefer lower temperatures(65-75 degrees F) and highly oxygenated water. I have heard recently that they like to burrow. I plan to change the substrate in my tank to sand to see if this is true. Water should be soft to medium hard,