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Stroppy Sewellias

Posted By: Emma Turner <emmasteve@clownloach.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thursday, 1 September 2005, at 8:23 a.m.

I have been observing the Sewellia lineolata at work, and have seen them appear to scrap on a few occasions now. One will edge it's way along up to where another is happily grazing away, jump on top of this fish (a bit like a stingray trying to envelop it's prey) and then the one underneath moves away. Not having all that much experience with hillstreams, would you say this is a common occurence? I have still not seen them eat anything other than the algae that we purposely leave growing on the back & side glass, bogwood, and rocks.
They are still proving quite difficult for me to photograph as they tend to stay towards the back of the tank, where the most flo