• Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)

Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)

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If you are as fascinated by eels as we are, but are limited on space in your aquarium, than this is the fish for you!  This beautiful loach could easily be mistaken for an eel due to its long, slender body and translucent fins, yet it will never grow too large for a home aquarium.  Also spelled "Coolie Loach," this unique fish come from tropical climates, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Java and surrounding areas.  The Kuhli Loach is a truly elegant swimmer, its movement resembling a snake's slithering dance.  This fish also possesses gorgeous colors; tit is mostly a deep burgundy with bright gold bands encircling the body.

These are nocturnal creatures and they like to hide when the lights are on, so plant or rock cover is important.  They also prefer sand substrate, as it's easy for them to burrow in it.  They are bottom-dwelling scavengers and will eat food and waste that sinks to the bottom of the aquarium.  They are very peaceful and totally safe to keep with other fish (as long as the other fish are peaceful too!), snails, shrimp, and live plants.  This particular loach is perfect for home aquariums, as they never grow more than 3 to 5 inches in length.

What We Like About This Fish:
  • Resembles a tiny eel in appearance and motion
  • Highly unique freshwater specimen
  • Safe with plants
  • Completely peaceful
  • Temperature:  75° - 85° F (24° - 29° C)
  • pH:  6.0 - 7.0
  • KH:  2 - 10 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  20 gallons
  • Diet:  Scavenger.  Prefers sinking pellets, but will also accept most flake foods and algae wafers, as well as live foods such as freeze-dried daphnia, bloodworms, tubifex, etc.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful.  They prefer to be kept in groups of 3 or more Kuhli Loaches
  • Origin:  Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Java, Borneo, Sumatra
  • Average adult size:  3 - 5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  2 - 3 inches (5 - 7.6 cm) 

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