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Re: kuhli loaches ?
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2012, 10:45:47 pm »
Should I worry... 

Latly I'm noticing that both of my Kuli's are swimming in the pump current and sitting on the suckers that hold the heater to the glass.

I've read that they like  a cooler tank (mines currently around 23C) but if they like it cooler why are they enjoying the heat from the heater?

My tank is scary clean with the shrimp / fish and plants eating everything but I do every other day feed wafters & worms which both Kuli's do feed on.

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #31 on: January 30, 2013, 09:20:52 pm »
    Terrific thread. Everything said. I can only add that when I had about six they used to swim the current at the top surface and were very active,like banded ribbon pennants in the current.

    Please keep the tank covered as I lost a couple that literally jumped out of the water.

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #32 on: February 24, 2013, 11:43:13 am »
    Well a few months on and the Kuli's went from being out 24/7 to only comming out at night. The bad news is that I had 6 and now have 2  *bye3* Yes I've looked.

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #33 on: February 24, 2013, 12:09:40 pm »
    I never see mine during the day and recently when I had a bit of a sort out in the tank I uprooted lots of plants moved gravel about etc but did not see them anywhere. A few nights later when I shone a torch into the tank a few hours after light out there they were foraging through the plants! They are known to burrow into the gravel and sand and can hide undetected so you may not have lost them plus they are very hardy.

    As reported in an earlier post I had some survive for about 2 weeks not actually in water - I had to break a 6x3x3 tank because I built it in situ and it couldn't be moved out the house without dismantling it. I smashed and removed the front glass completely after emptying the tank to let the gravel drain and it got left for a couple of weeks. When I returned to shovel the gravel out there were the Kuli's - safe and well surviving in the damp gravel!

    You need to note the markings on the 2 you have seen because they are all different and then compare the markings next time you see some - they may not be the same 2 loaches - just a thought.
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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #34 on: June 23, 2013, 09:18:52 am »
    I had 6 also. Always out all the time. Then I only noticed 2 at night. Now it only appears to be 1. The good news is as soon as I drop a wafer flake in he comes out!

    Well trained.

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #35 on: June 23, 2013, 11:11:27 am »
    I had 6 also. Always out all the time. Then I only noticed 2 at night. Now it only appears to be 1. The good news is as soon as I drop a wafer flake in he comes out!

    Well trained.

    I only see mine after lights out or at water change time, they seem to go mad then charging all round the tank!
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    « Reply #36 on: October 24, 2013, 11:36:49 pm »
    Be very careful with youngish Kuhlies, I've had them make their way into the canister filter before now, squeezing through a standard size input head.  They  lived, but not a great experience for them I'm sure, and not a present suprise when cleaning the filter at the end of the month.


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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #37 on: October 25, 2013, 12:12:55 am »
    Be very careful with youngish Kuhlies, I've had them make their way into the canister filter before now, squeezing through a standard size input head.  They  lived, but not a great experience for them I'm sure, and not a present suprise when cleaning the filter at the end of the month.


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    lol - I recently rescued some baby Panda Cory from the cannister!
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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #38 on: October 25, 2013, 06:40:01 am »
    It isn't one species we call kuhli loaches by the way. There are several Pangio-loaches that we all cal kuhli loaches though only one is Pangio Kuhlii. Yesterday I saw Pangio Semicinctus in my LFS. Seems to show up in front of your tank more often than other ones. Cheers Aad

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #39 on: October 25, 2013, 10:43:07 am »
    Ah, that would explain why I have one that doesn't have the usual markings - it's the same as the one in the centre of the photo...


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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #40 on: October 25, 2013, 01:16:10 pm »
    Yes there are one or two..... ;) *grin*

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    « Reply #41 on: October 25, 2013, 01:58:01 pm »
    Nice. Thanks Ian.

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #42 on: August 14, 2014, 11:46:12 pm »
    Love kulhis had 3 in my very first tank n lived for year's. One of my favourites.
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    « Reply #43 on: August 21, 2014, 10:31:41 am »
    I used to have them but they do hide a lot and you do and you see them now and again.

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    Re: kuhli loaches ?
    « Reply #44 on: August 29, 2014, 07:44:18 pm »
    I found that in a carpeted aquarium they were out more and less nervous, and their colours and stripes were stunning and not faded like they can get when they are stressed. Definitely getting some when my new tank is setup and established.
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