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  1. Default Black Kuhli Loachs burrowing under gravel?


    0 Not allowed!
    I just purchased 3 black kuhli loachs about 2 days ago. They are about 1.5'' each(smaller then expected). They are burrowing themselves underneath the gravel . I do not really have any hiding locations for them in the tank they are currently in(5 gallon,until they get a little over 2'') . I will purchase a small cave for them if they would use it.

    Pics of my 5gal and the 5gal gravel . Pic of 50gal tank

    My question is - are they doing this because the gravel is river rocks,because only 1 hiding location,or is it normal?

    1st Post so, sorry if this is the wrong location , it seemed like the best spot.

    5 gallon.jpg5 gallonn.jpg50 gallon.jpg

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    Kuhli loaches like to burrow in the substrate, so this is natural behavior for them. I have kept many kuhli loaches and in my experience, if you give them more options for above ground hiding they will take them.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

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    Alright, thanks! Just making sure that its normal and not something odd/wrong with them. I will add some hiding spots then.

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