Amazon equivalent of Kuhli Loaches?

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  1. Broder

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    I'm looking for a small South American fish species that lives amongst rock rubble. Something similar to Kuhli Loaches would be ideal. The idea is for them to live amongst these rocks...

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    Pygmy cories?, not eel-like but the smallest bottom dweller I can think of for now
     
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    Thanks @Jwh. Cories won't work. I want something that will eat food that falls into the gaps. I can't think of any small, eel like, South American fish. There must be something though?
     
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    When I googled briefly over the weekend, I only really got different types of L-cats.. I don't know them too well, but there's huge variety, and I think some of them live amongst rocks.. Whether or not you can get hold of them is another story..
     
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    So far, the smallest Eel like fishies I do see is Kuhli loaches, other grow up and til 6" -8" in size. Take that is to big for you?
     
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    Found a thin Eel, but it grows long in length called a "Spaghetti Eel" {Moringua raitaborua}, not sure if this might help.
     
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    Looks interesting.
    Never seen one for sale though.
     
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    Yeah,

    Wouldn't mind trying to get my hands on one. Thanks to @Broder interesting request and some Google time I got this on a few other sites. Dunno if this will be easy to get this side as well.
     
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    Broder

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    Thanks @Ortaega. Interesting looking fish.. Had a quick Google as well, and like most eels, they are brack water fish. The Kuhli loach would be ideal, and I may end up opting for it, but I'd like to stick with South Anerican species if possible.

    I have quite a few L cats and ancistrus in the tank @RoGe. You're right, they do spend the majority of their time amongst rocks and crevices, but these gaps are too small for them.
     
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    Just Saw some "red tailed squirrel loach" posted by moolis
     
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    @Broder is this for your new tank where the pump return comes in under the rocks to try to keep them free of settled solids?
     
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    Nope.. That one has Kuhli loaches in already. I'm needing this for my rescaped Amazon tank. But I'm not so dead set on maintaining the biotope integrity, so I'll settle for Kuhli loaches if I can find anything SA.
     
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    South Amerasian biotop ?
     
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    Hahaha... Aad! Ja.. It's a very large area:)
     
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    It defo is. Quite a range of fish as well hahaha. Did a search at Planet Catfish for you and there defo are pangio - alike fish, but very much unknown in the trade.
     
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    @Broder have you looked at tatia species catfish? Tatia reticulata in particular.
     
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    Thanks @Dolphin. Have just googled and they look very cool. If they ever become available, I'll definitely get some, even in species tank until I'm sure they will be safe elsewhere. Have you seen them available before?
     
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    Hi @Broder I'll have them in October. Trying to get "perugiae" also. Interesting species this. Definitely agree with you to keep them in a species tank until their temperament and needs are better known.
     
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    Will you be selling them, or are you just buying for yourself?
     
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    @Broder I'll let you know which Lfs has stock in your area.
     
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