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Kuhli Loach

Kuhli Loach

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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Our Tank Parameters:

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.1
  • Gh: 8 to 12
  • Kh:  2 to 4
  • Temp: 72 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, Cryptocorene

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 39 reviews
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    Gretchen Hardwick

    Fish arrived alive and thriving! I will definitely order again.

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    Savage Daughter
    Kuhli Loaches

    Kuhli Loaches came in fat & sassy. Flip Aquatics is a great place to buy livestock! thanks Flip Aquatics

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    Lori Foster
    Love these cute things

    Came alive and cute! Can’t see them often.

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    M.T.
    Great Kuhli's

    Bought 8 of these little guys. All came in alive and healthy. Have had them in quarantine for 2 weeks so far with zero issues. Buy from Flip Aquatics. Highly rated and high quality

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    Tessi Northrop
    Kuhli loach

    They are so cute but very small. I had to take out my female betta because she thought they were worms. The kuhlis are doing well, no losses. They must have good hiding places and dense planting to feel safe. They come out when they smell the food.