Thread: Kuhli loaches with CA cichlids??
06-25-2014, 07:38 PM #1
Kuhli loaches with CA cichlids??
So I am seriously considering tearing down my goldfish tank and re-purposing it as an Mbuna tank. I will try to find a pond for my comet and the fancy, but then I still have about 9 kuhli loaches to try to figure something out for. I'd love to keep the kuhli's if at all possible, but I don't think they are going to survive with Mbunas. Would they do better with a FM, HRP and Blue Acara in my 75 gallon tank? They, of course, look nothing like any of those cichlids so I don't imagine that they'd be a territorial threat (even though they inhabit the same regions of the tank) and I don't think that the cichlids will get big enough to consider a 4" loach a potential snack, but I really have no idea and couldn't find much on the subject. Thoughts?My 75g Cichlid journal
06-25-2014, 07:40 PM #2
I wouldnt put them in a tank outside of a community setting. They look to much like worms and are to small and most likely would be eaten.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
06-25-2014, 07:45 PM #3
I agree with Sandz. Their appearance would be too likely to trigger a feeding response with anything larger than dwarf cichlids
06-25-2014, 08:15 PM #4
Ok, thanks! I'm not positive it's going to happen, but it's good to know that if it does I'll just need to re-home to kuhlis as well.My 75g Cichlid journal