Kuhli Loach Black 6-7cm

  • Kuhli Loach Black (Pangio oblonga): An intriguing and peaceful freshwater fish known for its jet-black coloration and secretive nature, adding a unique touch to any aquarium.
  • Bottom-dweller: Coexist harmoniously with other peaceful species in a well-planted tank with soft sand or fine gravel substrate, providing ample hiding spots for these nocturnal explorers.
  • Adorable burrowers: Watch them burrow and hide in the substrate, often revealing only their eyes and nose, creating an adorable and endearing sight for aquarium enthusiasts.
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Introduction: Welcome to the captivating world of the Kuhli Loach Black! With its sleek appearance and intriguing behavior, this fish is a delightful addition to any freshwater aquarium. If you’re looking for a unique and peaceful species to enhance your aquatic setup, the Kuhli Loach Black is the perfect choice.

Scientific Name: The Kuhli Loach Black is scientifically known as Pangio oblonga.

Water Quality: Maintaining optimal water conditions is crucial for the health and well-being of your Kuhli Loach Black. These fish prefer clean and well-filtered water.

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 75°F to 86°F (24°C to 30°C).
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.
  • GH Level: Maintain a general hardness (GH) between 5 to 12 dGH.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) between 2 to 10 dKH.

Feeding: Kuhli Loach Black are primarily bottom-dwellers and are scavengers by nature. Offer them a diet of sinking pellets, flakes, and small live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp. They also appreciate vegetable matter like blanched spinach or zucchini.

Tank Mates: Kuhli Loach Black are peaceful and social fish. They can be kept with other peaceful species that won’t compete for bottom-dwelling space.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Create a natural environment for your Kuhli Loach Black with soft sand or fine gravel as the substrate. Provide them with plenty of hiding spots among driftwood, rocks, and caves.

Suitable Plants: Kuhli Loach Black prefer a well-planted tank with live plants like Java Fern, Anubias, and Amazon Swords. These plants offer shelter and security for your loaches.

Sexing: Sexing adult Kuhli Loach Black can be challenging as there are no prominent external differences between males and females.

Breeding: Breeding Kuhli Loach Black in captivity is rare and can be challenging due to their secretive nature and specific breeding requirements.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Kuhli Loach Black can grow up to 3 to 4 inches (7 to 10 cm) in length. With proper care, they can live for approximately 5 to 10 years, making them a long-term and engaging addition to your aquarium.

General Information: Kuhli Loach Black are admired for their jet-black coloration and slender body, which adds a captivating touch to any tank. They are nocturnal and spend most of their time exploring and foraging at the bottom of the tank.

A Fun Fact: One fascinating fact about Kuhli Loach Black is their tendency to burrow and hide in the substrate. You might see only their eyes and nose peeking out, creating an adorable and secretive sight.

Add a touch of elegance and intrigue to your aquarium with the Kuhli Loach Black. Watch these captivating fish gracefully explore and interact, and be enchanted by their unique appearance and engaging behavior for many years to come.


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