Reticulated Hillstream Loaches originate from Vietnam and can be found in fast-flowing waters located within Laos; Quang Ngai; Thua Thien-Hue; Binh Dinh and Quang Nam. They have hydrodynamic characteristics, such as a smooth body (their scales are tiny), depressed undersides, wing-like pectoral and pelvic fins and rays. Their underside and fins work as powerful ventral discs, which give them the ability to cling onto stones and smooth surfaces while facing violent currents.
Horseface Loach (Acanthopsis Choirorhynchos) is a river dwelling, freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia. A distinctive shape, the aptly-named fish is known for its elongated, horse-like snout. They can live up to 12 years in the wild and often surpass a decade in captivity. You’re in for a long haul with this fish.
The Dojo Loach, also known as Weather or Pond Loach, is an omnivorous freshwater fish native to Eastern Asia in countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. The Dojo Loach, scientifically known as Misgurnus anguillicaudatus, is a nocturnal fish meaning it is more active during the night and restful during the day. This unique fish has acquired the name Weather Loach from its fascinating ability to predict when a storm is rolling in. Its warning signs are displayed through body language. Signs they will provide you with increased swimming activity and will even jump or splash around.
Sumo Loaches can be identified by their long thin body, and their interesting markings. Sumo Loaches come from fast moving, low streams, and their coloration will vary depending on the location they are caught, but most Sumo Loaches display a tanish to yellowish-green body color with orange to black colored, vertical stripes on the middle of their bodies. Their fins are transparent, except for their dorsal fin. The Sumo Loach’s dorsal fin has black spots. Sumo Loaches have barbels under their mouths. These barbels help the Sumo Loach detect food.