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Old 12-18-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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Kuhlii Loach

Hey everyone,

Ran across this fish ( Kuhlii Loach )while searching some sights and i like it. Is there anything i should know about them before i get one? Tank size? Tank mates? Tempature? stuff of that sort. Thanks
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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I was going to get some, but my LFS ran out before I could snag some. I got quite I bit of info for them so i'll see if I can help you out.

For tank mates, pretty much any fish can be with them, well community fish atleast. Like most loaches they are peaceful fish and like I said before can be with almost all fish. Also like most loaches they will be happiest in groups, maybe a trio would be good for a 40 gallon+. They can get up to 4in. but normally smaller in aquariums. They like any temps between 70-78 degress. They can tolerate low temps of 80 for awhile but they won't tolerate it for long.

That help at all?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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I find that with loaches you need at least 6 for their behaviours to show the best. They prefer a sand substrate by far, they love to dig and burrow. I have 12 in my 135 gal. They come in a black variant or a striped variant.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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Yeah that helped thanks guys.

PS More info is still appreciated
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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good bye snails... A group of loaches will pretty much lay waste to any snail population you may or may not have. I think its great.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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Yeah i thought about that. Just a nice bonus.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:57 PM   #7
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I think maybe instead of loaches (even though loaches would be a better idea)

Get like a large school of pygmy cories, that stay super small so you can get a larger number of them and watch them school across the bottom, I thought that would be pretty cool.
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I would get cories but i like to get new stuff that looks different from my other fish and i already have cories and i like the loach bc i like everything that is snake lookin. thanks though
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Yeah I know, like I said the loach would be the better choice, it's just I personally like the idea of like 10 small cories just schoolin
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Yeah i like cories and how they roll their eyes and communicate its pretty neat to watch
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and while were at it i like ottos too their so active
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Oh yeah they are cool aswell.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:13 AM   #13
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which do you think is better dojo loach or kuhlii loach?
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:17 AM   #14
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The dojos are cool, but they require colder water, so you have less other fish to choice from. Kuhlii like the same temp. as most fish so they are a better choice to me, plus i like the color combinations on the kuhliis better then the dojos
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sweet. i like the kulhii color combo better than the dojos too.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:40 AM   #16
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kuhlis dont eat snails.
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why not???
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i dont know ill ask mine and see what they say.
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:13 AM   #19
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oh ha ha your funny.

Does anyone know why kuhlii loaches dont eat snails or do they eat snails?
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they just dont. i have 20 or so of them. plenty of snails. never seen them once eat a snail. just because its a loach doesnt mean it will eat snails.
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