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This may be a stupid question but...

Posted By: Nikki <akastes@yahoo.com>
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2002, at 12:47 a.m.

I was looking at the loach index and was curious about hillstreams since that is a topic quite frequently on the board. Are the hillstream loaches sometimes sold as butterfly plecos? I could swear I have had 2 in my fishkeeping days, both of whom died shortly after I recieved them. I was told they were plecos, and as I didn't know any better until this very moment, I could never figure out why they died. I would be very interested in knowing if this is in fact what I had, it sure looks like it from the picture. Next time I will be more informed and do a better job of providing for their needs.