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Emerald Lance
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Options for loaches without suborbital spine?

Post by Emerald Lance » Wed May 15, 2024 9:28 pm


I am interested in learning about loaches. My friend has a kuhli loach and she says it's lovely. I heard kuhli and other true loaches have spikes under their eyes that they use when they are stressed or scared. Are they safe to put in tanks with other loaches or other fish? Are there any loaches (not necessarily true loaches) that don't have those spikes?

I'm sorry, I'm very new to loaches and fish in general. I just want to make sure I have as much information as I can before getting an animal I can't properly care for. Suborbital spine being there is not exactly a deal breaker, but my preference would be to find some alternative that doesn't have it.

My friend suggested I look up this forum and ask here. I turn to you all in your wisdom

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