Originally Posted by Dagon
I asked a while ago about 'eel' like fish for my 5 year old eel-obsessed son. I was advised khuli loaches - and on reading up on them, I think this a great idea.
I will shortly be upgrading my tank. Which allows me to allocate tank space to my son's obsession.
I have one further query (as I wouldn't want to stock the little blighters to no purpose) ...
Much of the info on khuli loaches suggests they are nocturnal/shy. Assuming they have sufficient hiding places/cover, and no aggressive tank Mates, can I be confident they will be out and about? Or will they mostly hide?
I ask as my son has less patience than I do.
I see mine out about 50% of the time. They like subdued/low lighting. They do like to hide, but if they are comfortable in their environment (in groups of 5 or more, in a heavily planted tank, etc.), they'll come out. Kuhlies also have a love for bloodworms.
Here is one of mine out in the daytime, hanging around some Crypts: