Striped Kuhli Loach
Pangio kuhlii Striped kuhli loach approximately 1-3+ inch in size depending on current stock.
Do best in groups of 6 or more.
Peaceful Community Fish
Habitat and Tank Setup
Pangio kuhlii are a peaceful, nocturnal fish species that prefer a planted tank with plenty of hiding places.
They prefer soft, slightly acidic water with a pH range between 6.0-7.5 and a temperature range between 23-28°C (73-82°F).
A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a small group of these fish.
Sand or fine gravel substrate is ideal since they like to burrow and hide in the substrate.
They are sensitive to poor water quality, so regular water changes and proper filtration are essential.
Pangio kuhlii are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including commercial fish food, live or frozen foods, and vegetables.
Offer a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flakes or pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp, and blanched vegetables like zucchini and spinach.
Feed them small amounts of food twice a day, and remove any uneaten food to maintain water quality.
Pangio kuhlii are peaceful fish that do well with other peaceful community fish, such as neon tetras, guppies, and corydoras.
Avoid keeping them with aggressive or territorial fish species that may harass or injure them.
They are also social fish and do best when kept in groups of at least 6 individuals.
Pangio kuhlii can be challenging to breed in a home aquarium.
They require a breeding tank with a sponge filter and a soft substrate for egg laying.
The water temperature should be raised to the upper end of their preferred range, and live foods should be provided to encourage breeding.
Spawning typically occurs at night, and the eggs will be deposited in a small pit dug in the substrate.
Once the eggs are laid, the adult fish should be removed from the breeding tank to prevent them from eating the eggs or newly hatched fry.
The eggs will hatch in 24-48 hours, and the fry will need to be fed a diet of infusoria and baby brine shrimp until they are large enough to eat regular food.