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Krayzie 06-04-2012 04:13 AM

Is there a reason not many people have kuhli loaches?
 
I really like the look of khuli loaches, but rarely come across a aquarium with some. Any other fish preferences?

absolutangel04 06-04-2012 04:20 AM

Lots of people do in fact own kuhlis, myself included. They are not as commonly available as some other loach species because they tend to be reclusive when they are not comfortable (like in some pet store display tanks), are mostly nocturnal, and are very quick and difficult to catch. Also, they rarely breed in home aquaria so most specimens are wild caught. Still, many people in the hobby enjoy. ;)

Brox 06-04-2012 04:21 AM

I'm going to be getting some, idk maybe because their nocturnal/shy. And can get illness easier

Krayzie 06-04-2012 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by absolutangel04 (Post 1969147)
Lots of people do in fact own kuhlis, myself included. They are not as commonly available as some other loach species because they tend to be reclusive when they are not comfortable (like in some pet store display tanks), are mostly nocturnal, and are very quick and difficult to catch. Also, they rarely breed in home aquaria so most specimens are wild caught. Still, many people in the hobby enjoy. ;)

Yeah I was wondering where I will get them from. Im a little confused on buying fish online. I dont have a LPS, can i get fish delivered to my front door? If so is it expensive and whats a good website?

BTW thanks for the quick reply this late :)

absolutangel04 06-04-2012 04:39 AM

I order many of my fish online, and yes they will be delivered to your door. Try googling around for shops that sell kuhli loaches and then look for reviews on those places. Shipping is a variable cost depending on the distance to be shipped.
One place to try is aquabid.com

Krayzie 06-04-2012 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by absolutangel04 (Post 1969158)
I order many of my fish online, and yes they will be delivered to your door. Try googling around for shops that sell kuhli loaches and then look for reviews on those places. Shipping is a variable cost depending on the distance to be shipped.
One place to try is aquabid.com

Thank you, i wasnt sure if you had to get them shipped to your lfs, ive heard that before.

MissSmish 06-04-2012 06:57 AM

I have four of the striped variety and mine are out and actively exploring the tank always. They're amazing to watch and are adorable IMO!

DragonFish71 06-04-2012 07:30 AM

I like watching mine. They'll curl up in a huge ball (I have 12) but as soon as I come towards the tank, they all "stand up" for food.

bettaowner 08-27-2012 01:38 AM

That's the same question I ask myself all the time. I think kuhli loaches are really cool. I made the mistake of adding 5 loaches into my 55 gallon tank. I managed to catch 2 of them. Not bad.

Autumnsky 08-27-2012 02:46 AM

They are available at Petco and Petsmart depending where you live. Mostly the Black but I have also seen the striped! Sometimes Black are available for the $1.00 sale at Petsmart. If they are out of stock just get a raincheck, even if they tell you they'll get them in.


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