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My Garden Pond & Aquariums

The Bridge

The basic pond is now finished but a bridge is needed. We started with a temporary crossing until we had a proper bridge.


The Saga of THE BRIDGE

Our Garden Pond

The garden has never been planned in its entirety, it has just developed into what it is by adding to and changing what was already there and this will continue.

The story of our GARDEN POND

My Reintroduction to Aquariums

Many years ago I was given a small aquarium with about 10 fish. It had an external siphon filter that hung on the side by today's standards it was very basic. I eventually gave the aquarium away.



Hillstream Loach

Beaufortia kweichowensis is a species of gastromyzontid loach native to the riverine fauna of China in Asia. The common names for this popular aquarium species are Chinese hillstream loach, Hong Kong pleco, butterfly fish, hillstream loach, and Chinese sucker fish.



Video - A Few Minutes In The Aquariums

  A Short video of minnows, dannios and in the second part a Hillstream Loach, also known by various other names including, Borneo Sucker, Butterfly fish, Banjo fish and strangely Hong Kong Plec, even though they aren't  plecs.




Even though Hillstream loach are temperate fish, these particular ones were kept in the shop in tropical tanks, so I put them in my tropical tank.  Unlike my latest ones that are in their own temperate tank.