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Substrate and Kuhli Loaches: Question

I have had kuhli loaches with smooth natural gravel substrate, but now that I have been changing my substrate to Eco-Complete planted substrate, I am thinking maybe Kuhli loaches would not fair well with this stuff much like dwarf cordydoras. Will their barbels wear off sifting in this stuff or will they be fine?

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I have had kuhli loaches with smooth natural gravel substrate, but now that I have been changing my substrate to Eco-Complete planted substrate, I am thinking maybe Kuhli loaches would not fair well with this stuff much like dwarf cordydoras. Will their barbels wear off sifting in this stuff or will they be fine?

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no problemo... i have one big fat kuhli loach happy happy joy joy on black eco-complete


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The do fine on Eco-Complete in my experience. My brown/black kuhlis love foraging through it.

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I've had kuhli's, as well as botia's, on Eco for over 8 years, no problemo, as thefisherman so eloquently put it.

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Great! Thank you so much! Sounds like Kuhlis will be on the list of fish for the tank! I was going to return the few I have left from my original school, but my kids have "out-voted me". HaHa!
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no problemo... i have one big fat kuhli loach happy happy joy joy on black eco-complete


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