All about Kuhli Loach Care

All about Kuhli Loach Care

Adding fish to an aquarium can be a daunting task. Knowing which fish are compatible, looking at bottom dwellers vs top dwellers, and making sure every group of fish has enough space can create quite a conundrum.  However, an easy fish to add to your community tank is the Kuhli Loach. Our blog today, all about Kuhli Loach care, will cover the basics of these gentle fish and their habitat requirements.

all about kuhli loach care

Kuhli Loach are great for community tanks and they work will with tetras, rasboras, danios, even betta fish.  They’re a freshwater bottom dweller and are good for beginners and more expert fish keepers as well.  They have an eel-like appearance and very few scales. This can make them a little more susceptible to disease.  They’ll grow to between 3 and 4 inches and will live up to 10 years!

These fish aren’t truly a schooling fish, but they like having companions around, so we suggest buying 3-6 and keeping them in a tank of 20 gallons or more (4-5 gallons per loach). They are nocturnal and during the day enjoy being able to hide among plants, in caves, and under driftwood. They like to dig in soft substrate like smooth gravel or sand.

Many consider these fish “cleaner” fish because they will eat leftovers from other fish. You still need to provide foods for them, particularly ones that sink, like pellets and frozen bloodworms.

Kuhli Loachs like slow moving water that is slightly acidic. Aim for a pH level of between 5.5 and 6.5 and a temperature of 73-86 degrees, with moderate light.

For more information stop by our fish room at 2851 1/2 North Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado!