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Kuhli Loaches
February 4, 2011
11:27 pm
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Malti
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So I'm getting some Kuhli (well they're under the name collie loach...but I'm guessing its them) - might set them up in their own aquarium or in my community, If I set up a small one for them - what are the best tankmates for them between zebra/leopard danios, mollies and platies? - or maybe RCS?

is gravel a good substrate for them?

and how do you breed them exactly? I know they lay eggs, but thats it - do you remove the eggs or parents or leave them in the tank? also whats the best group size for them? thinking of 6-8?

thx in advance /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 5, 2011
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Personally I wouldnt use any of those as tankmates but maybe at a push I would go with the zebra danios. I have found with mine that a very fine rounded gravel with some sand mixed in works well, lots of cobbles and smaller piles of pebbles and java moss.

I havent collected any eggs from mine and still found plenty of youngster even with sidthimunki in the same tank, I suppose you could try some sort of eggs trap to remove eggs.

As for group size the bigger the group the better, I am beginning to think that group size is the key to breeding majority of loaches so I would be inclined to get the 8 at a minimum.

February 5, 2011
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thx Duffmeister...thinking of setting up a tank only for them...would they eat RCS? could put in a small colony with them and leave them on their own

February 5, 2011
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I dont think they will bother the shrimp, my only concern would be shrimp taking kuhli eggs but saying that I had tons of cherry shrimp in my rivertank with zolts, sewellias and p. cheni spawning so I dont think it made much if any difference.

February 5, 2011
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the deal fell through /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> but I'll try to get some from some other place...

have a 125Ltr empty tank(50 x 50 x 50) should be enough I guess...substrate will be small gravel and might mix in some sand...

apart from these loaches, anyone else suggests some other fish? something not so expensive if possible

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