Canthophthalmus javanicus, Pangio kuhlii
- Water parameters:
- pH: 6.2-6.8.
- Hardness: Medium Soft to Medium.
- Max dh: 10
- Temperature: 78 – 82ºF (25.5 – 28ºC)
- Synonyms: Acanthophthalmus kuhlii, Cobitis kuhlii
- Native to: Indonesia
- Sexual Dimorphism: Females noticeably plumper when loaded with eggs like other Pangio species.
- Maximum size: up to 4 inches
All kuhlis do best in well-established aquaria with a good bacteria load (products such as Stress-Zyme Plus will help achieve this). Lots of hiding places with soft substrate are also best. No question that these are best kept in groups, the larger the better! Three fish is the absolute minimum that should be kept together.
These are easily fed fish. Accepts good quality flake, sinking pellets, thawed frozen bloodworm, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, etc.
Like all Kuhlis, this species loves planted aquaria with plenty of cover and ideally with plenty of foreground grassy plants. In nature, they habitually grub around for food particles in such areas.
Kuhlis are a fairly easy fish to breed. The Jumbo size ensures that your fish is more mature, healthy and a great shipper as opposed to those that sell skinny little adolescent Kuhli which can be very delicate and have a small survival rate. A Jumbo Kuhli will simply acclimate, adapt, and ship better!
Please order no less than 3