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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question betta and kuhli?

so i was thinking of getting a male betta fish and putting it in my 5 gallon tank, now i have a couple kuhli loaches in the tank already... would there be a problem? cuz i know male betta's can be aggressive towards other fish, but would they also be aggressive toward kuhli loaches?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 07:36 PM
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hmm, from what I've heard, they should be fine, though you'd probably be overstocked, seeing from what I've read kuhli loaches need at least 10 gallons and to live in groups, so them in a five gallon plus a betta would mean a good bit of water changes for you.

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Kuhlis require a tank at least 10g. 5g is simply not enough space for a few of them. I would highly recommend upgrading or if you don't have the space/money for that, try to re-home the Kuhlis.

Bettas can generally get along with Kuhlis but like any time you are housing a betta with another animal you need to have a back up plan incase it doesn't work out.

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Yeah, your kuhli loaches definitely need a bigger home...5 gallons is great for a betta, though. If you had a larger tank, they would get along fine.


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Definitely do have a backup plan just in case they don't get along. My male VT is so very aggressive!

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Basically what the other's said. Make sure your betta gets along with other fish. One of mine will attack anything but shrimp. You should move the kuhli's to a larger 10 gallon.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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thanx for all the help.. i actually found a 15 gallon tank.. so ill move them into that...
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 11:59 PM
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Sounds great! Can you show us some pics when you're done? I just love Kuhli loaches. :)


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Sounds great! Can you show us some pics when you're done? I just love Kuhli loaches. :)
ill try.. my kuhli's like sitting under a piece of shale and a house ornament i have... but ill do my best to post at least one picture
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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well i managed to get one pic of my kuhli... (sorry for being so big and kinda fuzzy)

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