The Kuhli Loach originated in Asia. It is also called the Coolie Loach,
the Leopard Eel and the Striped Loach. It is known by the scientific names
Acanthophthalmus kuhli and Pangio kuhlii. Kuhlis have long slender
worm-like bodies with dark bands over an orange base color. They have
several barbels at their mouth. Kuhlis will hide most of the time and will
feed in darkness by scavenging. They prefer clear water and a sandy
substrate to dig in. Floating plants will help reduce the lighting.
They will be much more active and visible if kept in groups, but they do not
school. They eat flake foods, freeze-dried foods and tubifex.
I just LOVE weather loaches because they're so crazy,
but today I got a Kuli loach and I have to say that this guy is totally
nuts! He is hilarious to watch, just all over the tank. Also,
already causing "problems"! - knocked over a tunnel, dug up the
substrate, swiping his tail at the others. Very entertaining!
It's hilarious! Kuli and one of my weather loaches (Snakey) are buddies.
They lay together with their tails entwined, or lean on each other! So
Kuhli's are the shiznits!
I have a pack of 4 and it's cool to watch them hanging out on the leaves
of my plants. It's almost like Koolio, Warren G, Snoop & Dr. Dre are
just kicking back, chillin when on the plants. (I give my fish "group
names") - obyone
I have 5
Khuli Loaches, 4 with stripes and one without. they look like ribbons
whizzing across the tank. I have seen them play in the air bubble wand and
it whips them around a bit and they keep going back into it. - sherylee
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