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Old 06-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Kuhli Loaches

I was wondering about how to care for Kuhli Loaches. I have decided in my next fish shopping trip to get some Rummynose Tetras, a pair of German Blue Rams, and either Kuhli Loaches or some Green Cory Cats. I have both small sized gravel and sand in my tank. None of my fish are aggressive and my tank has many hiding places. Thoughts and information would be very helpful.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Just drop in some sinking food. I got new life spectrum that sinks so easy for them to get.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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Mine happily take flakes and sinking pellets (it change it out every few days). I thought it was weird they ate flakes! But they love them.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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How many should I buy? I heard they like to school
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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Either just get one or get 4-5.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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The more the better! They're not really schoolers, but love company of their own. They say 5 or more. I have 4 and they do well. They're always touching and sleeping in a knot together or in a weird position. I plan on getting 4 more but I am khuli crazy.
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Either just get one or get 4-5.

dont ever get 1. if you do, they are less likely to come, if at all. Get at least 4.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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dont ever get 1. if you do, they are less likely to come, if at all. Get at least 4.
That's why I hardly ever saw the one I had, untill it got about 4".
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Any of you guys had em with shrimp?
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I have had them with feeder shrimp they only eat the baby shrimp
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I have had them with feeder shrimp they only eat the baby shrimp
Oh ok I have 4 amano's in an emergency little tank I would love to put em in with my kuhlis once I set up their tank.
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That's why I hardly ever saw the one I had, untill it got about 4".
Yup. They get nervous and skittish when by themselves. The more the merrier.
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Any of you guys had em with shrimp?
They will do fine with shrimp as long as the shrimp can't fit into their mouth. Amanos are ok with them.
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I actually had some Kuhli loaches spawn a year ago.
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Just drop in some sinking food. I got new life spectrum that sinks so easy for them to get.
Algae wafers will do fine too.
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I actually had some Kuhli loaches spawn a year ago.
Wow! You managed to breed them! I heard its really hard to find a pair and even harder to get them to mate/lay eggs.
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I wasn't even trying to breed them! I got five from my Lfs and added them to my 55. After about an hour I found a mass of loach eggs.
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I wasn't even trying to breed them! I got five from my Lfs and added them to my 55. After about an hour I found a mass of loach eggs.
!!!!!! You are so lucky. Lol. Did you sell all the babies or keep some?
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No. Sadly I didn't think much of it and my yellow labs ate it. I was so mad.
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No. Sadly I didn't think much of it and my yellow labs ate it. I was so mad.
Oh well. Do you still have the same kuhli loaches?
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