Kuhli Loach in freshwater aquarium eating frozen Bloodworms
Close up of Kuhli Loach Head and color pattern
Close up of Kuhli Loach Tail

Kuhli Loach

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at support@splashyfishstore.com.

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

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Slender, eel-like shape with compressed sides, covered with brown to burgundy color and bright orange stripes in-between, four pairs of barbels around its mouth, beady black eyes, very small fins behind the middle of the body and the anus, these characteristics belong to Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii/semicincta) or commonly known as Coolie Loach, freshwater fish native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo. Rivers and streams with low water flow are their favourite refuges. They prefer acidic environment which is similar to their natural habitat where such condition is normally caused by a great deal of dead plants or decaying plant matter. Kuhli Loaches are friendly, peaceful but shy and sensitive, especially when they are introduced to a new fish tank. Hence, an aquarium with lots of hiding decorations will make them feel more secure. It is strongly recommended keeping them in a group no less than six as it encourages them to be more active. 

Kuhli Loaches are nocturnal so you cannot expect to see them around if the light is too strong. It is also worth noting that they are bottom dwellers, hence it is unwise to keep them together with other dwellers that can be potentially territorial and aggressive. 

What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Unique eel-like shape 
  • Completely peaceful
  • Friend of plants


  • Temperature: 70° - 79° F (21° - 26° C)
  • pH: 5.5 - 7.0
  • KH: 2 - 10 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 20 gallons


  • Diet: They are scavengers. That means they love sinking pellets. Flake foods, algae wafers, and bloodworms are also acceptable to them.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful. Must be kept in groups of 6 or more.
  • Origin: Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Average adult size: 3 - 4 inches (7.6 to 10 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 2 - 3 inches (5 - 7.6 cm) 

See more details about the care guide for Kuhli Loach here.

This is Kuhli Loach is tank raise. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

Beautiful specimens!

David Jones
Fantastic fish

One of my favorite fish but they hide till morning or dusk best clean up crew

Sidharth Jain
Hardy Kuhlis!

I bought 5 kuhli loaches in person! I've always had bad luck with kuhlis in the past, but I'm happy to share that a year later, I still have my kuhlis growing and thriving in my tank! Thanks Splashy Fish!

Chris Shaw
Kuhli Loach

I bought two kuhli loaches 2 weeks ago and they are doing great. They are very healthy and great cleaners and a great addition to my fish tank. Once again splashy fish were great with their knowledge of compatible fish to pair them with.

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