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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2005, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Kuhli Loach life span?

I've had my kuhli loach for at least a year now- havent seen him in a few days. I think he may have passed away . Anyone know about how long they live?
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I have a few of those loaches myself. I did alittle hunting but found this site: http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/prof...uhliloach.html
I hope that has the info you wanted, it says there that they can live up to and past ten years!

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Ah yes i saw that also- I hope he's just hidin' out! Ive had him for a long time.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 08:11 PM
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21 years and counting for my Kuhli.

My Kuhli Loach is at least 21 years old. That is how long I have had him. He has survived several moves across country. I saw him again today for the first time in about 6 months. Once he went over 2 years without a sighting. He is far and away the most easy going fish I have ever had. When my children were little, I used to pay them a nickle for each time they spotted Kuhli. It would keep them quiet and staring into the tank for hours. I hope you get as attached to yours as much as I am to mine.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 09:00 PM
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Once I emptied a 15 gallon tank of all fish, planning to redo it. It sat for 4 months by my desk, with no filter, no light, no food, and just a couple of sickly Egeria cuttings. Nothin ever moved there, except a couple of mosquito larvae, planarias and daphnias.

When the water had evaporated to about 10 cm. depth, and started smelling, I finally decided to clean the tank, and found the khuli, fat and happy, half buried in the mulm at the bottom. The fish was 2 years old at least at the time, 4 years old now.

If a khuli can survive 4 months unseen in a nasty tank, a couple days missing in a clean tank can't tell you much about its status.
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Mine recently came out! I thought i had lost him...i feed some worms to my fish today and he came out to snag some food.
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