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    I really love these little guys, and I'd love to stick 2 or 3 of these guys in my 29 gal. Problem is, my temperature is always about 72-78 degrees. I know they prefer about 65-75-ish, but would they do okay in that temperature range or should I just decide on something different...? And that being said, what would you recommend for a 29g in that temperature range? I'd like something that has a lot of personality and I'm fine if they hide often-- I'd like to make use of the "caves" in my tank.

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    I was going to say maybe not go over the 72-75.

    Mine are really doing well in the basement...at 65-70...
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    I was going to say maybe not go over the 72-75.

    Mine are really doing well in the basement...at 65-70...
    Alright; I think I'll wait until I get at least a 55g tank and keep some sub-tropical fish in with them.

    Do kuhli loaches have much of a bioload, and would they eat ghost shrimp? I'm thinking I might want some of them, just wondering if it'd be too much to add to my tank. It's not overstocked, but pretty tightly stocked.

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    I know that my weather loaches definitely eat ghost shrimp and weather loaches aren't much different from kuhli loaches as far as I can tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePrince
    I know that my weather loaches definitely eat ghost shrimp and weather loaches aren't much different from kuhli loaches as far as I can tell.
    Body size and food, no. Pretty much everything else is different though. Size, temp, lifespan, behavior (kuhli's are pretty shy compared to dojo's)

    If your dojos are happy you will see them quite often. They can learn to eat from the top as well, they swim along like a vacuum cleaner.

    Keeping them in tropical temps will not kill them, or make them unhappy, the biggest effect it has is it will cut back on their lifespan to about 3-5 years. They will grow faster, be quite a bit more active, and live shorter lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrup
    Body size and food, no. Pretty much everything else is different though. Size, temp, lifespan, behavior (kuhli's are pretty shy compared to dojo's)

    If your dojos are happy you will see them quite often. They can learn to eat from the top as well, they swim along like a vacuum cleaner.

    Keeping them in tropical temps will not kill them, or make them unhappy, the biggest effect it has is it will cut back on their lifespan to about 3-5 years. They will grow faster, be quite a bit more active, and live shorter lives.
    I agree. Mine are in a tank that tops out at 78.

    I think a 29 is a little small for a fish that can reach 10 inches, let alone 3 or 4 of them since they like to be in a group.
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    I agree. Mine are in a tank that tops out at 78.

    I think a 29 is a little small for a fish that can reach 10 inches, let alone 3 or 4 of them since they like to be in a group.
    Yeah. I really love these guys, I'll probably wait until I get a bigger tank for em.

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