The species is not currently listed or evaluated on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Kuhli loaches are basic scavengers and not predatory. anyway, that is my experience. The shrimps are about .24 inches long. Above all, it is a large cichlid (Aequidens, Oscar fish, Firemouth cichlid) – these clever predators will probably try to eat lively “worms”. i don't really know if your kuhli loaches are even more ravenous than mine. However, if the loaches are hungry and they come across shrimplets that are bite-sized, I am sure they would snack on them. Even larger shrimp may find their extremities and tails the target of nipping. Note that as kuhli loaches grow to ~10cm and are quite thick bodied, there’s not a lot of bioload remaining on a 60l tank, maybe add a shoal of ember tetras or other small fish ... or perhaps a single Betta (but your shrimp may not agree!) The orange shrimp (no specific species) in my 29gal have been dying off one at a time. But there are also a number of fish with which cohabitation is not recommended. Kuhli loaches are scavengers, and they will eat anything that reaches the bottom of the tank. Really, for most shrimp in tanks, the issue isn't if they are a danger to the fish, but if the fish will be a danger to the shrimps. Hi. The more loaches you have, the more confident and comfortable they will likely become. Now, if you are wondering whether kuhli loach and shrimp are compatible, the answer is yes, coolies don’t touch fully grown shrimp or their babies. I’m then going to order shrimp online. i think i had about 5 or 6 shrimp, and in a 6 month period (maybe longer) the population has been reduced to 3. this is in a 20 gallon aquarium with 3 kuhli loaches so i very much doubt the shrimp have been able to "hide". I did have a disease outbreak in that tank and had to medicate a few times, so assumed that was the cause. They prefer to feed at night, but you can teach them to feed in the day in the home aquarium. After like 1-2 months I want to add 8 Pygmy cories. I moved my kuhlis to a 55 where I had ghost shrimps before (they all died :( ), but I want to try either ghost or Amano shrimps again, so I'm wondering if the loaches and shrimp will do well together. The Kuhli loach (Pangio kuhlii) was previously known as Acanthophthalmus kuhlii and was first described by Achille Valenciennes in 1846. I also have Olive nerite snails any problems there? Kuhli loach can be safely planted in an aquarium with shrimp, these fish will not harm crustaceans. Kuhli loaches do best when kept in groups of at least half a dozen. #9 — Kuhli Loach. Pangio kuhlii-kuhli loaches and red cherry shrimp okay? Today, Kuhli loaches are found in Southeast Asia, Singapore, Sumatra, Western Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, and Java. 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