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Old 05-03-2017, 11:28 PM   #1
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How would you go about setting up a 10g with 2 Kuhli Loaches?
I was thing the pair of loaches and a couple shrimp?
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Khuli's are happy in groups of 5 or more and in a bit larger tank.

And the Khuli's will kill and eat shrimp.
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Khuli's are happy in groups of 5 or more and in a bit larger tank.

And the Khuli's will kill and eat shrimp.


What tank size would you recommend
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The internet is kinda all over the place in tank recommendations. I have successfully kept 6 in a 20 long. Lots of places to hide with rocks wood and plants.
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The internet is kinda all over the place in tank recommendations. I have successfully kept 6 in a 20 long. Lots of places to hide with rocks wood and plants.


Would 2-3 work in a 10g?
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No. Kuhlis need a group of at least six, and a minimum 20g long. (Or equivalent footprint).

In saying that, you could put a couple in a 10g.

You'd never see them as they need a group to show off their natural behaviour. Anything less and they'll hide away and you'll not see them, they'll be stressed and have a shorter lifespan.

All we can do is provide the information. It's up to you what you do with it.
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No. Kuhlis need a group of at least six, and a minimum 20g long. (Or equivalent footprint).

In saying that, you could put a couple in a 10g.

You'd never see them as they need a group to show off their natural behaviour. Anything less and they'll hide away and you'll not see them, they'll be stressed and have a shorter lifespan.

All we can do is provide the information. It's up to you what you do with it.
+1....20gal long minimum
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It's hard to imagine but those little wigglers grow up to get pretty big. 4". Click image for larger version

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It's hard to imagine but those little wigglers grow up to get pretty big. 4". Attachment 298857


So how would you go about setting up a Kuhli Loach tank?
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Sand on the bottom. There is open space under the large piece of wood to the left. Lots of plants. The smaller rocks in the center are several smaller rocks stacked with gaps the Khuli's can wander through. The large rock on the right has a cave about grapefruit size. They have tons of stuff the wiggle through.

I have a circulation pump on a timer low in the tank to keep debris from accumulating and push it towards the filter intake.

And not too many hours of high light.
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Sand on the bottom. There is open space under the large piece of wood to the left. Lots of plants. The smaller rocks in the center are several smaller rocks stacked with gaps the Khuli's can wander through. The large rock on the right has a cave about grapefruit size. They have tons of stuff the wiggle through.

I have a circulation pump on a timer low in the tank to keep debris from accumulating and push it towards the filter intake.

And not too many hours of high light.


What plants would you put in there?
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So many options on plants. I have a mix of rooted in the substrate and tied to rocks or wood. The Khuli's get into all of it. Click image for larger version

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So many options on plants. I have a mix of rooted in the substrate and tied to rocks or wood. The Khuli's get into all of it. Attachment 298880
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What was the total cost?
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Kuhli Loaches

$300-$400
Lights being the most expensive
Canister & media
Plants
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Fish
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Tank
Rocks
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$300-$400
Lights being the most expensive
Canister & media
Plants
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Tank
Rocks
Sand
And wait for the mts to kick in. Lol
No wonder I have to work overtime.
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$300-$400
Lights being the most expensive
Canister & media
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Tank
Rocks
Sand


Is there a lighting recommendation? Because I have the lid light that comes a 10g at petsmart
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Depends on what type of plants.
You can keep many plants with low light and then see if you want to commit the time and money for more difficult plants. If you go with anubias, Java ferns and Java moss your light would be OK to start, and there are many more you could keep with it.
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And wait for the mts to kick in. Lol
No wonder I have to work overtime.


That's just the main tank. I have 6 total! None of the others were nearly as expensive.
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That's just the main tank. I have 6 total! None of the others were nearly as expensive.


What are the other tanks?
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I'm at 4 for now, but new (in 6 months) grandbaby needs a snail/endler/least killifish tank. Lol
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