Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Boonies, Arizona
I have 6 black kuhli loaches- when I went to Petsmart to get them, I thought they were all out. Then the employee lifted up a rock and, zam! about a dozen of them zoomed out from under. In my 20L, I have lots of hides and they are out all the time, dancing their loach dance against the tank glass. They are absolute maniacs, and I don't think they ever sleep, lol.
I'm not familiar with the other loaches, but I know with the kuhlis, the key to get them out more is to have at least 6 and lots of hides so they feel more secure. I have heard, though, that the banded kuhlis are less out going than the black.
"People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery