Kuhli loaches in a bare bottom tank?

  1. Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Will Kuhli loaches be okay in a bare bottom tank for a few weeks?

    My QT tank is currently occupied with Zebra danio fry and as soon as they are a few months old, I plan on using the tank for 6 or so baby kuhli locaches.
    I know they prefer sand substrate ( which they will have one they are moved to my main tank ) and I don't really want to add sand to my qt.
    Will they do okay? I will probably put in some decor/covering so they can "hide" but that's about it.


  2. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    When I had them yrs ago they were fine in a bare bottom QT, I just chucked a terracotta pot in as a hide.

  3. Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Thank you for the reply. Thats good to know! I didn't know if they would get stressed out if they couldn't burrow in the sand, etc.


  4. Stuart42 Member Member

    You could also try putting a clay saucer from a pot with some sand in it to give your Kuhli loaches something to burrow in.

  5. Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Brilliant! See thats why I always ask questions to this forum - you all think think of stuff that I didn't! Thank you