Kuhli Loach Care Sheet

Kuhli LoachProfile and Description
SizeUp to 4 ¾ inches or 12 cm
OriginSouth East Asia
Natural habitatRivers
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.5 - 86 ºF or 23 - 30 ºC
Water pH5.5 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness4 - 15 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumFour or more
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every group of four fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withBasically any other freshwater tropical fish except the really aggressive species
SexesNot really easy to see
Diurnal or NocturnalNocturnal
FoodOmnivorous – they will eat flake food that sinks to the bottom, supplement them with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp, feeds mainly at night
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Other namesCoolie Loach
Scientific namePangio kuhlii
Other Scientific namesCobitis kuhlii, Acanthophthalmus kuhlii, Acanthophthalmus fasciatus
Lifespan10 years

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