Coolie Loach Tropical Fish Information

Pangio kuhlii
Coolie Loach
Behaviour Peaceful, shy
Typical size 8cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Live, frozen, sinking foods
pH Range 5.5-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
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Coolie Loach (Pangio kuhlii)

Coolie Loach Tropical Fish Learn all about the Coolie Loach's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Coolie Loach is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Coolie Loach is often popular due to its unusual body shape and swimming patterns. Although it is peaceful and adaptable, once in the aquarium it is rarely seen, preferring to hide burrowed during the day and only come out at night. Because of this, its usefulness as an aquarium fish is debatable. Provide a fine or sandy bottom and plenty of hiding spots amongst plants, rocks and wood. Prefers soft water.

Family Cobitidae (Loaches) | Synonyms Acantophthalmus fasciatus, A. kuhli, A. sumatranus, A. semicintrus A. myersi, Pangio fasciatus, P. kuhli, P. sumatranus, P. semicintrus P. myersi, Cobitis kuhlii | Other names Kuhli Loach, Giant Coolie Loach, Leopard Loach, Slimy Loach | Origin Southeast Asia; Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Singapore | Natural Water Conditions pH 5.5-6.5, very soft to soft

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