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Black Kuhlii Loach

Introducing the Black Kuhli Loach: Your Peaceful Aquarium Companion

Meet the Black Kuhli Loach, scientifically known as Pangio semicinctus, a remarkable freshwater fish perfect for adding tranquility to your aquarium. These little buddies are natural scavengers, diligently cleaning up debris and waste to keep your aquarium pristine. With an impressive average lifespan of 10 years, they will be cherished companions for a long time.

Suited for Experienced Fishkeepers: While the Black Kuhli Loach's small size and cleaning capabilities make it an appealing choice, caring for these scale-less fish requires some expertise. Due to their lack of scales, they can be more susceptible to disease. Therefore, we recommend prior experience in caring for similar species before bringing them into your aquarium.

Curious Night Owls: The Black Kuhli Loach is primarily active during the night, peacefully co-existing with other fish. As nocturnal creatures, they scour the aquarium's bottom in search of food that has settled there. Their innate curiosity compels them to explore crevices and caves within their habitat, adding an element of excitement to your tank.

Optimal Aquarium Conditions: To ensure the well-being of your Black Kuhli Loach, maintain a relatively clean and well-oxygenated tank. They prefer a soft substrate, such as sand or fine gravel, which facilitates their food scavenging behavior. The water should be slightly acidic and soft, with a temperature ranging from 73 to 86 °F, suitable for tropical fish. Moderate lighting in their habitat is recommended to create a comfortable environment.

Indulge in the tranquility of the Black Kuhli Loach and witness their diligent cleaning prowess. While their care may require some experience, their peaceful nature and longevity make them a rewarding addition to any aquarium. Enjoy the beauty and curiosity of these remarkable fish as they explore their surroundings and contribute to the cleanliness of your aquatic ecosystem.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with the Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

Our Tank Parameters:

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.1
  • Gh: 8 to 12
  • Kh:  2 to 4
  • Temp: 70 to 80

    Tank Recommendations:

    • Rock: Smooth rock (round in shape)
    • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
    • Cones: Alder, Giant Alder, Birch or Casuarina 
    • Plants: Java Ferns, Anubias, Sagittaria, Cryptocoryne

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    mark berndt

    Black Kuhlii Loach

    Tommy Ballinger

    so far so good, seems happy along with the other kuhlii loaches and plecos I ordered

    John McClellan

    Fast all are good arrived alive and within a couple days of ordering will be back

    Christopher Mackenzie
    Excellent Quality Fish

    Beautiful fish came in healthy and active as well as the many other fish in the same order

    Chris Boyster

    Black Kuhlii Loach