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Chr1s 07-29-2012 07:00 PM

Anyone know about kuhli loach's
Bought two and there hiding under a plant for the past two day's. They even come out to feed.

Philnominal 07-29-2012 07:13 PM

i looked into them a while ago, here is some of what i remember. They like to hide/dig and prefer to be in groups. They should be kept in a minimum of 3 but prefer 6+. They pretty much need a sand substrate and stay really small.

Jester10 07-29-2012 07:16 PM

I have two and they are very shy and like to bury themselves and hide in caves. They usually come out at night I do plan on getting at least 3 more they are so cute. I expect with more they will come out and "graze" the bottom looking for left overs much like cory's do since i see they have 3 pairs of barbels. I build a cave for them with 2 rocks and put it right up front so i can see inside the cave. They like to peak out and say hi every now and again.

jaysee 07-29-2012 08:15 PM

Kuhli loaches need to be kept in large groups in order for them to feel comfortable enough to not hide all the time. That is very typical behavior for a small group. I say that 8 is a minimum.

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