Kuiper's Loach (Nemacheilus selangoricus)

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Kuiper's Loach

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Kuiper's Loach

Nemacheilus selangoricus

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")




6.5 - 7.0

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Kuiper's Loach, Fighting Loach

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful, but sometimes fights with it's own species.

Diet[edit | edit source]

They're accepting of most foods, and will sometimes cause a feeding "frenzy".

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They prefer flowing water, and it must be well oxygenated.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Their fighting usually consists of them lying side by side, pushing one another as a trial of strength. They primarily stay on the bottom of the tank, and enjoy digging.

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