Fish Species

Reticulated Hillstream Loach

Reticulated Hillstream Loach - Description

The Reticulated Hillstream Loach is also known as the Tiger Hillstream Loach. It is a hardy, useful and beautiful addition to any tropical freshwater aquarium. It uses its fins to cling onto rocks, this  allows it to survive in fast moving currents. It eats algae from rocks and helps to keep the tank clear of algae. Ensure the loach has plenty of rocks to 'graze' on.

Popular Name: Reticulated Hillstream Loach
Species: Sewellia Lineolata

Profile of the Reticulated Hillstream Loach

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Reticulated Hillstream Loach species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 20 to 23 Degrees. PH 6.0 to 7.5

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Wafers, Frozen Bloodworms, Tubifex Worms

  • Temperament: Peaceful although can be territorial to same species

  • Habitat: Fast Flowing Rivers and Streams

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Vietnam, Asia

Scientific Classification of the Reticulated Hillstream Loach

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Sewellia Lineolata

  • Popular Name: Reticulated Hillstream Loach - Tiger Hillstream Loach

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Balitoridae


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Facts about Fish Species - Reticulated Hillstream Loach

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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