Black Kuhli Loach (Pangio oblongus) – Group of 5 Fish


A close relative of the more well-known Kuhli Loach, the Black Kuhli or Java loach has a similar eel-like shape and active, social nature. In the wild, they are found in a wide range of habitats, from peat swamps to shallow stretches of large river and can be found across much of Southeast Asia. Their typical habitat is soft, slightly acidic water with a fine sand or mud substrate and in areas with ample leaf litter and other cover and during the day are often found burrowed in or close to the substrate. In the aquarium, they are extremely hardy fish but prefer plenty of cover and will be most active and happiest in groups of 5 or more.

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Black Kuhli Loach (Pangio oblongus) – Group of 5 Fish

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: West Java
Diet: Bottom feeding carnivore and scavenger.
Adult Size: 3″+
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:  5.0 – 7.5
Temp: 76 – 82F
Ammonia:  0ppm
Nitrite:  0ppm
Nitrate:   <30ppm