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post #21 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 12:38 AM
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I have kuhli loaches in my 35 gallon. Mine are actually quite active and always come out for feeding time. I just think they're adorable, and they're definitely one of the more interesting aquarium fish imo. I'm not sure what determines how active they are as my sister has a few in her tank and you never see them, yet in mine I almost always see them poking around the tank.

The only huge con with kuhli loaches is they are almost impossible to catch. I'm changing my substrate to sand next week and I'm quaking in my boots at the prospect of having to catch them.
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post #22 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 01:43 AM
I think your sister's kuhlis are more typical, from everything I have heard. I have actually avoided them because I'm paranoid and am prone to thinking a fish is dead if I don't see them for awhile, lol.If they don't hide as much I have been led to believe, I'd like to put some in my 20. They're frequently on sale here. They are a neat fish.

Assuming that is a 36" tank, you could have zebra loaches as well. Not only do they not hide, but they are not even strictly a bottom fish. They will swim with my Rainbowfish.





I actually just took these today. The flash doesn't even bother them. Picture them without the gawdy substrate. I have had these guys for almost a year now and they are always on the go.

I'm always pimping these guys because they are some of my favorites.


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post #23 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 04:23 AM
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I'm not sure why mine are always out, but I have heard the theory that Kuhli's will be out and about more often if there are more of them, and if they have lots of places to hide. Half of my tank is leaf litter with subdued lighting, while my sister just has some decorations and white lights. She has 3 Kuhli, I have 4 (soon to be 8, after I get the new sand in).

Haha, it's kind of funny that you say that. Kuhlis can freak me out a bit because they are prone to just kind of laying there, and they actually look kind of dead. They remind me of kids, they swim around frantically and then just crash and hang out on a plant or something. They're fun, and I love their adorable little faces. I count them at feeding time when I can see them all.
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post #24 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 04:24 AM
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I'm going to start a thread like yours about my tank during the process of changing the substrate, maybe I can get a video of my Kuhlis for you, so you can see how they act :D
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post #25 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 04:34 AM
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Yes do, we love the vids and pics what are you switching to sand from? A small gravel I presume? Would love to see it all as still thinking about doing it myself in the near future.
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post #26 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 10:27 AM
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I have Flourite 'chips' in the tank now, which is the main reason I'm switching to sand, for the benefit of my Kuhlis. I had no idea about them slitting themselves on the gravel (which is why you should never ever impulse buy! haha), although I haven't had that problem and they seem fine on it. But I think they would appreciate sand more, plus I also like the look of it ;) So I'm switching to Flourite Black sand, whenever the package comes in the mail.

Yeah, my mom got a new camera for Christmas so I can borrow it to document the whole 'lovely' procedure! Ahaha.
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post #27 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 10:30 AM
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Speaking of the sand, though. I just checked and it should be here within the next few hours, so prepare yourselves!
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post #28 of 36 Old 12-29-2012, 10:39 AM
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I have Flourite 'chips' in the tank now, which is the main reason I'm switching to sand, for the benefit of my Kuhlis. I had no idea about them slitting themselves on the gravel (which is why you should never ever impulse buy! haha), although I haven't had that problem and they seem fine on it. But I think they would appreciate sand more, plus I also like the look of it ;) So I'm switching to Flourite Black sand, whenever the package comes in the mail.

Yeah, my mom got a new camera for Christmas so I can borrow it to document the whole 'lovely' procedure! Ahaha.

I love the look of that black flourite sand. Can't teach this old dog new tricks though, I just use the polished gravel. Not ideal, but no sharp edges.


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post #29 of 36 Old 12-31-2012, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought I would throw in another update as I have gotten some more plants. And a new light fixture. It is a T5 dual bulb fixture. It has a 6700K Daylight bulb and a Colormax that it came with, so I will be using those for now. I looked for some floating plants I could use today, but the local store did not have any instock so I'll be waiting on that and some moss for a little while.

Now for some pictures...







Let me know what you guys think, but for now there it is.

My stocking list will be: 9 Harlequin Rasboras
7 Penguin Tetras
6 Angelicus Botia Loaches
And some type of shrimp?

Jwillis signing off.

EDIT: Apologies for the sideways photos(Darn photobucket)(Still not really sure how to use that site)

1 38 gallon- 7 Rummy Nose Tetras 2 Dwarf Blue Rams
1 36 gallon Bowfront- Nothing as of yet
1 Ball Python-1 Year 8 Months old
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i really like it,and the fern on the wood looks really good too.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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