Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie) Tropical Fish Information

Pangio sp
Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie)
Behaviour Peaceful, shy
Typical size 8cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number in Tank 6
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Live, frozen, sinking foods
pH Range 5.5-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
Coolie Loach Pangio kuhlii Close up
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Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie) (Pangio sp)

Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie) Tropical Fish Learn all about the Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie)'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 Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie) is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Kuhli Loach is often popular due to its unusual body shape and swimming patterns. It is peaceful and adaptable, however if kept in insufficient numbers it is rarely seen, preferring to hide burrowed during the day and only come out at night. If kept in larger numbers, it will be more active and more visible during the day. Provide a fine or sandy bottom and plenty of hiding spots amongst plants, rocks and wood. Prefers soft water.

Pangio kuhlii and Pangio myersi are both sold as kuhlies and are both common in our tanks. A third species, the ‘Black Kuhli’, Pangio oblonga, is also very common.
(Profile pictures show P. myersi)

Kuhli Loach (aka Coolie) Facts

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 Coolie 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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