Black Kuhli Loach - Planted Tank Mates

Black Kuhli Loach

4″ | 3 or more | 20 gal

PH 6 – 7.5 | Peaceful

Pangio oblonga

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 80

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 3 – 5

dKH: 1 – 2

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 3 or more

Tank Mates

They do best with smaller fish and are social with their own.  Peaceful mid-dwellers like Neon Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Molliles and Guppies.  Bottom dwellers like Otocinclus, other Corydoras and other calm species.  Dwarf shrimps are generally safe.

Notes

Kuhli Loaches look like freshwater eels and are nocturnal.  They’re generally easy to keep but can be sensitive to water changes.  When keeping in groups, add 3 – 5 gallons for each additional Kuhli loach.  Provide smooth substrates like sand for them to dig into feed at night when lights are out

Note: Kuhli Loaches are not algae eaters and they love to snack on little snails

 

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Description

4" | 3 or more | 20 gal

PH 6 - 7.5 | Peaceful

3” | Single | 10 gal

PH 6.5-7 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

1.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

Content

Pangio oblonga

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 - 80

PH: 6 - 7.5

dGH: 3 - 5

dKH: 1 - 2

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 3 or more

Tank Mates

They do best with smaller fish and are social with their own.  Peaceful mid-dwellers like Neon Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Molliles and Guppies.  Bottom dwellers like Otocinclus, other Corydoras and other calm species.  Dwarf shrimps are generally safe.

Notes

Kuhli Loaches look like freshwater eels and are nocturnal.  They're generally easy to keep but can be sensitive to water changes.  When keeping in groups, add 3 - 5 gallons for each additional Kuhli loach.  Provide smooth substrates like sand for them to dig into feed at night when lights are out

Note: Kuhli Loaches are not algae eaters and they love to snack on little snails

 

Stiphodon atropurpureus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Experienced

Behavior: Peaceful to Semi-Aggressive

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 70 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 1

Tank Mates

Small, peaceful Nano fishes like Tetras, Rasboras and Danios.  They can become territorial, so provide a lot of hiding space when keeping more than 1.  OK with dwarf shrimp, but they'll most likely eat smaller fry.

Notes

These fish have very stringent water requirements.  Regular maintenance and upkeep is necessary.  They prefer softer waters closer to a neutral PH.  Using almond leaves, cholla and driftwood provide tannins which they prefer.  They're frequent climbers and jumpers, so an aquarium lid is highly recommended.  Ensure algae and biofilm is present in your tank for grazing.

Breeding

Spawning is relatively easy, but breeding can be a bit tricky. Increase the tank temperature to low 80's and provide lots of hiding spaces like small, open-ended pipes.  Females will develop swollen bellies (full of eggs) and the male will attract the female to a safe place to lay.  After spawning, remove the female and allow the male to guard the eggs.  Within 5-7 days the eggs will hatch and can become easy food for prey, so isolation may be necessary.  In the wild, newly hatched fry are swept to brackish and marine water conditions where they feed and develop.  Once mature and developed, they swim back to freshwater conditions to inhabit.

Corydoras arcuatus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species.

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Corydoras sp. CW009

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2 1/2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Corydoras matae

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Corydoras habrosus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1 1/2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

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