View Full Version : possibly kuli loaches?

01-17-2008, 10:37 PM
can i have some stats on these please, been thinking about getting them
they are very cheap at the moment

thanks all

01-17-2008, 11:05 PM
20g+ recommended. Needs lots of hiding places. Nocturnal and you won't see them much. Preferably sand substrate. They reach 3" in length. They eat about anything but sinking wafers work well for them. I am sure I missed something but I am eating and typing at the same time.:hmm3grin2orange:

01-18-2008, 12:17 AM
LOL thanks kuli

what type of ph and hardness do they need?

01-18-2008, 12:34 AM
Around 7.0, they aren't really that picky, they can adjust.

01-18-2008, 12:43 AM

i will grab them,
are they agressive
i am thinking about putting them in my 4ft with the breeding fish

01-18-2008, 01:22 AM
I found this site when doing my research to identify from memory what I was looking for. Turned out I rememberd having Kuhli Loaches as a kid.

Bes ure to check out the Borneo Kuhli Loach, I so wish I could find these!!!


01-18-2008, 09:40 PM
thanks rich that site was very helpful

thank kuli for the advice

01-19-2008, 10:22 PM
Be sure to get 3 or more. in your size tank, get 5-6.

01-19-2008, 10:32 PM
will do thanks

i take it they like to have a few of their own kind

01-20-2008, 12:06 AM
yes, if they are alone they will just be shy, uninteresting creatures. they will be exploring and wiggling around the tank with a couple of them.

01-20-2008, 12:20 AM
thanks shock

01-20-2008, 01:09 AM
your welcome.

01-20-2008, 05:08 AM
Kuhli loaches need really fine substrate. Otherwise, they will attempt alot to dive into bigger gravel only to scratch themselves.
Some advice: Get several hiding places in your tank. I once had some in a 20g with a castle in the middle and all five of the kuhli loaches hid in for almost all of their lives. Occaisonally, one would poke it's head out though. All of the kuhlis were in the only hiding place in the tank.

01-21-2008, 06:03 AM
i have the pirate ship they can hide in there with the bristle noses LOL

thanks for the advice tiger