15 Gallon Tank Can I keep kuhli loaches in my 60 litres tank with ph 8?

SnakeTS

Hello everyone, I'm a new fishkeeper and I have been setting up my 60 litres aquarium over the last two months and I have fallen in love with loaches as soon as I saw them! I was planning to get 6 kuhli loaches for my aquarium but I have read online that they require a soft ph, but mine is always been at 8, so I wonder: would they be fine in my aquarium? I have lot of plants and rocks and hiding spots, but I have a fine smooth gravel as a substrate, not sand, would this be a problem? I also have 6 white mountain cloud minnows in there and they are doing absolutely great (I have also noticed some super small fish going around so I guess that they bred as well)! The temperature is always been at 23° celsius and I think it's fine for the loaches, correct? Another issue I might have is the filter, I have a bluewave 3 internal filter in my tank, the openings on the sides are pretty small (they are around 3mm high and 3cm long) so I don't think they will get in but I'm not completely sure about that, anybody has some loach experience with that filter? I'll upload some pictures of my tank as well. Thanks a lot for all your help!
 

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A201

The tap water in my area has a PH of 8.2. The local fish stores have the same tap & all sell Kuhli Loaches.
The Kuhlis even breed in the vendors tanks.
Your tap should be fine for Kuhli.
Btw, nice looking tank.
 
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SnakeTS

The tap water in my area has a PH of 8.2. The local fish stores have the same tap & all sell Kuhli Loaches.
The Kuhlis even breed in the vendors tanks.
Your tap should be fine for Kuhli.
Btw, nice looking tank.
Thanks a lot for your reply, that’s awesome to hear! I’m so happy I can have my favorite fish in my tank and since it’s my first tank it’s nice to hear that u like it!
 
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Freshfishguy

Oh dang I have read that a 15 gals is the smallest u can go if it’s at least 60cm large...it might be a bit stretched but do you think that it would be a problem for the kuhlis?
I totally believe that. How long is your tank? That’s definitely the most important dimension.
 
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SnakeTS

I totally believe that. How long is your tank? That’s definitely the most important dimension.
It’s the ferplast Capri 60, so 60 x 31,5 x h 39,5 cm - 60 L
 
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Freshfishguy

It’s the ferplast Capri 60, so 60 x 31,5 x h 39,5 cm - 60 L
Oh yeah that’s practically as long as a twenty, I would say you’re totally fine :).
 
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SnakeTS

Oh yeah that’s practically as long as a twenty, I would say you’re totally fine :).
Ooh awesome to hear that!
 
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