I love loaches, particularly the eel looking loaches. I love those scaleless little guys with their crazy whiskers. I own a golden Dojo. I want to find him some pallies but these types of loaches are not as commonly housed in shops and aquariums as other loaches. I bought mine at the "O" Street aquarium nearby, but they don't have them all of the time. Petsmart has the black kuhli loach. I really like the pretty striped kuhli loach. Any ideas on where to get these without having them shipped in. See link below.