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Kuhli loach / Java black loach

Kuhli loach / Java black loach

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Kuhli Black Java, also known by the scientific name Pangio oblonga, are fascinating fish native to Southeast Asia, and more specifically Indonesia. Their unique appearance and peaceful behavior make them popular inhabitants for community aquariums.

These small aquatic snakes, with their thin, elongated bodies, have a dark, almost black color, enhanced by subtle metallic highlights, giving them an elegant and mysterious appearance.

For their natural environment in an aquarium, it is essential to maintain a stable temperature between 24°C and 28°C, corresponding to the tropical waters of their native habitat. Slightly acidic to neutral (pH between 6.5 and 7.5) and soft to moderately hard water is recommended for their optimal well-being.

These fish are generally peaceful and shy, preferring to hide in hiding places like dense plants, roots or rocks. Black Java Kuhli are nocturnal creatures, active primarily at night, making them more active and explorative in the dark. They are also known for their gregarious behavior, enjoying the company of their peers. Therefore, it is recommended to keep them in groups of six or more individuals to promote their well-being and development.

In terms of diet, these fish are opportunistic omnivores, feeding on worms, small crustaceans, plant debris and commercial flakes. Providing a varied and balanced diet contributes to their health and vitality.

In summary, Black Java Kuhli are charming and peaceful inhabitants of tropical aquariums, requiring specific water conditions as well as hiding places to feel safe. With the right care and suitable environment, these elegant creatures can bring a touch of exoticism and tranquility to any community aquarium.
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