Hi! Intro And Question About Kuhli Loaches!

Discussion in 'Welcome to FishLore' started by Ssang, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Ssang

    SsangNew MemberMember

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    hi!
    I have a 40 gallon tank with sand substrate and some live plants.

    In it there are:
    Two balloon mollies
    Five neon tetras
    Three kuhli loaches
    African dwarf frog
    Three fan tail Mollys
    One caty
    Three mystery snails

    Phew that’s a lot! They are all really small and I’m planning to get a 55 or bigger by January. I’ve had the tank going for about 6 months and just added the loaches. I read up on them and how they like to go under the sand but these don’t. They just hide in places above sand. Is it because they are smaller and can’t get in or do they not like the sand? Just want them to be happy!

    Also just noticed some babies this morning! I think they might be mollys but not sure, there are about 4. They’re hiding in the plants pretty well do you think they’ll survive?

    Here’s a pic of the tank and one of a baby

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  2. BusterBot28

    BusterBot28Valued MemberMember

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    My kuhli loaches almost never burrow. The only time I see it is when they make a cave under the rock or driftwood. I am not good with mollies and stuff so I can’t help with identifying the fry but congrats!
     
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    Ssang

    SsangNew MemberMember

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    Thanks! They were diving into the gravel at the store was hoping they would do it in the sand too but I’m glad it’s normal.
     
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    One thing I’ve noticed is that when they are really stressed out. One time I took out every decoration in the tank to clean and almost all of them dig into the sand. I would suggest getting more of them when you upgrade tank size. They get bolder when there’s more of them.
     
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    Great looking tank! My kuhlis stayed hidden under rocks and behind plants for nearly a month. Give them time and they should be fine.
     
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