Thread: Sand or Gravel for Kuhli Loaches
09-15-2013, 04:07 PM #1
Sand or Gravel for Kuhli Loaches
The title pretty much says it all. For Kuhli Loaches, is sand or gravel better?
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09-15-2013, 04:16 PM #2
Sand would allow them to forage in a natural fashion, as well as bury themselves.
09-15-2013, 04:31 PM #3
Okay, thanks again! :)"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
03-15-2014, 09:48 PM #4Member CoryCat
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I would say sand from my experience with them, hope this helps.
03-15-2014, 10:10 PM #5
I have smooth pebbles and a sandy "river" in my tank. They don't seem to favour the sand and love to dive into the pebble-bed and disappear completely. Rough gravel obviously would not permit this, however I used to keep them on gravel (the same individuals I still have) for over a year and they were always healthy.55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 8x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 4x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp
10g planted: Bael the betta, 2x Indian glassfish & Pops the purple Apple snail
03-16-2014, 05:57 AM #6
Short answer sand!55 gallon, 22 Cardinal Tetras, 11 Celestial Pearl Danios, 5 Sterbai Corydoras, 5 Gold Honey Gourami, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco