Common Name(s)
Black kuhli loach, chocolate kuhli loach, cinnamon loach, java loach
Scientific Name
Pangio oblonga
Family
Cobitidae
Origin
Has been found in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Borneo, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
3.1 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Should be kept on a sand substrate.
Tank Region
Bottom
Diet
Will usually accept dried food, but prefers small frozen and live food.
Breeding
Unknown, it has been confirmed in aquaria only once, but no breeding behavior was observed. A bunch of babies were discovered, that is all we know.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 70-79 Fahrenheit
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By Marrabbio2 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36514098

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of its own species.

Females are more heavy-bodied and are larger than males. Males have a thickened pectoral fin ray.

This species is not a variant of the normal kuhli loach, as often thought. It needs its own groups.