Kulie Loaches, do they eat guppy fry?

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    Blk69 Valued Member Member

    Have a guppy breeding tank (75 gal). Looking to add some scavengers that wont eat my fry. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Hi and welcome!
    I wonder if you might enjoy some snails and shrimp in a tank that large. Yes, I would add some loach to it as well.
     
  3. bettamars

    bettamars Valued Member Member

    As far as I know, kuhli loaches won't eat the guppy fry as long as they can't see them. Just make sure there's lots of hiding places for the fry. I can't exactly speak from experience as I've never bred guppies or kept kuhli loaches, but that would be what I can assume. Make sure you get at least 6 kuhlis if you decide on them because they are a schooling fish :)
     
  4. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1 Valued Member Member

    I would also be worried about the parent guppies eating the fry


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  5. OP
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    Blk69 Valued Member Member

    I was going to get some ghost shrimp and I read where they will eat baby Fry. That is why I thought about the loaches.

    So far have the larger guppies have not been eating the smaller ones. Assume some will be eaten...natures way. Was hoping to raise a few form each litter to grow my population. So far I have 10 fry.
     
  6. G

    Geoffrey Well Known Member Member

    If you have sand, I think kuhli loaches or even cories should be fine. My cories don't touch my guppy fry (really nobody does, not even my pearl gourami) and I think the loaches would be the same.
     
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  8. G

    Geoffrey Well Known Member Member

    How course is the gravel. If the gravel is rounded, it would still work (it's just not ideal).
     
  9. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    Livebearer fry are normally too big for Kuhlies to eat.
     
  10. OP
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    Blk69 Valued Member Member

    Gravel is rounded....standard pet store gravel. 1/4 Dia. Looks like river rock.