After buying the "hillstream loaches" also often labeled boreno suckers, i quickly fell in love with them. they are far more friendly than the Reticulated Hillstream loaches, don't get me wrong, the reticulateds are still my favorite, but the Borenos are great. the are slightly more active and friendly.
(oh as a side note i started part time at a LFS) so after seeing the BHL's happy in a small group and feeling bad for my RHL, i happened see that our supplier had RHL's on their order list so i ordered two more to get my group back up to three :-) if you remember i lost nearly my whole group of RHL's while i was having canister filter problems.
after getting the RHL's (and two scarlet badis for my RCS/Gudgeon tank) i realized that i have too many bottom dwellers in the tank, 5 panda cories, and 3 other typesof cories, plus 3 bamboo shrimp and one vampire shrimp in a 29g was too much in my eyes. so i pulled the 5 panda cories and put them in my Killifish breeding tank, where they seem SOOOOOO much happier. i have debated pulling the 3 other cories from this 29g and putting them with the pandas, but idk.
OH! i almost forgot the Petsmart buy my Apt has female double reds ($9.89 a piece ouch!) so i bought two more to give my male a hairem. they all seem happier now.
then a couple weeks later i was at another LFS who always has RHLs, with the intent to buy a few more RHLs. but they no longer have them, they did have BHLs so bought two more. then while looking around more i saw they had one lonely Bamboo shrimp, so i bought him aswell. an as a special bonus they had more gardneri killi's so i bought 4 females, 3 for the one in my 29g that the pandas are now in, and one for the baby i raised :-). this was a very expensive trip to the LFS.
so the tank numbers have changed drastically....lol....i should stop going to LFSs
8 Rummy Nose Tetras
4 Double Red Aggazzis ( 1Male 3Females)
3 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
5 Boreno Hillstream Loach
1 Albino Cory
1 Green Aneus Cory
1 Juli Cory
4 Bamboo shrimp
1 Vampire shrimp
unknown RCS, and wild type RCS.
and i did a minor rescape.....
and a close up of my bamboo shrimp feeding
(click on the photo to view a video)
and here is a video of my "hybrid" Killifish a cross between Striped panchax and Gardneri