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post #21 of 40 Old 12-27-2006, 09:04 PM
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Loaches = 55 gal each dont add them to a 20 gal, you will eventually kill them.
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post #22 of 40 Old 12-28-2006, 12:29 AM
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Fishkeeper, there are a few species of loach that can do just fine in a 20 gallon, so long as their needs are met and the tank isn't overcrowded. Water quality and nutritious food, plenty of water current, and there's no reason not to add them to a 20 gallon. 55 would be suggested for any of the larger species of loaches, and for some, even larger, again, depending on species.

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post #23 of 40 Old 12-28-2006, 12:47 AM
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Fishkeeper, there are a few species of loach that can do just fine in a 20 gallon, so long as their needs are met and the tank isn't overcrowded. Water quality and nutritious food, plenty of water current, and there's no reason not to add them to a 20 gallon. 55 would be suggested for any of the larger species of loaches, and for some, even larger, again, depending on species.
i ment to say clown loaches and they definatly need 55 gal each.

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i have 3 kuhli loahces...i think one is pregnant...im thinkin 2m/1f

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post #26 of 40 Old 12-30-2006, 03:42 AM
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Kuhlis do not get pregnant. The way they lay eggs, they just brush them up among the plants. Also kuhlis rarely reproduce in captivity unless injected with hormones.

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While Blue is technically correct in the sense that kuhlis never carry their fry within their bodies, females will fill up with eggs to the point that this is very much a technical distinction. Follow the link to a picture of a Gravid Female Myers (Giant Kuhli) Loach. Now, if your kuhli looks like that, yup, she's ready to bust out with some eggs. If she's just a little thick in the middle, well, kuhlis will eat enough to get fat.

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post #28 of 40 Old 12-30-2006, 02:24 PM
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ummm egg scaterers? lol shut down *_*

wowowowWOW! thats one big fat kuhli are you sure that aint dropsyt or sumtin? lool (*)_(*)

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wowowowWOW! thats one big fat kuhli are you sure that aint dropsyt or sumtin? lool (*)_(*)
I doubt it. Your kuhli is probably only full of food. What is the size of your kuhli? Don't expect too much for them to become ripe with eggs. The chances are very rare.

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post #30 of 40 Old 12-31-2006, 11:45 PM
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Blue, St6D - That pic is the type specemin, if you will, from Loaches.com to demonstrate what a female kuhli full of eggs looks like. So that one is certified gravid - not chubby, not diseased - ready to spawn.

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