The Kuhli Loach, also known as Pangio Kuhlii by its scientific name, is a fantastic freshwater fish for those looking for a peaceful addition to their aquarium. These little buddies are natural scavengers, eating up all sorts of things to keep your aquarium clean, and with an average lifespan of 10 years, you'll be enjoying their company for a very long time.
For whom is the Kuhli Loach suited?
These small fish may seem like an attractive addition to any aquarium due to their size and natural tendency to clean up the waste floating around in your aquarium without creating much themselves, but taking care of them is more complicated than you might expect. These fish have no scales and are somewhat prone to disease, and so we recommend that you have some experience in caring for scale-less fish if you're planning on getting them.
What are they like?
The Kuhli Loach is a real night owl. They are active mainly at night and can peacefully co-exist with most other fish. During the night, they will look for food that sunk to the bottom of the aquarium. On top of that, their natural curiosity will drive them to explore any crevices and caves that might be around in their habitat.
The ideal conditions for the Kuhli Loach
Despite the fact that these fish are scavengers, they still require a relatively clean, well-oxygenated tank. They highly prefer a soft substrate, as it makes searching for food more manageable, so sand or fine gravel would be best. The water should be soft, slightly acidic and at a temperature of 73 – 86 °F, as these are tropical fish. Further, you should make sure that there is moderate lighting in their habitat.
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Love these little guys, purchased 2 from here a little while back, did research, and bought 9 more. Now they're all very happy noodles, curling up in the shrimps foodbowl to be thieves, lol.
The fish are happy and healthy.
S/he arrived active in the bag and is fitting in with the rest of the tank swimmingly!
Little guy arrived alive and well.
All 6(+1 extra) came in alive and well and are thriving in my tank. They are such neat little noodly fish to watch. Shipping was quick. Highly recommend.