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A study on the biological characteristics of kuhli loach (Pangio kuhlii Valenciennes 1846) as an ornamental fish species
Ali Reza Radkhah, Soheil Eagderi
Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
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The aim of this study was to review the biological and ecological characteristics of kuhli loach (Pangio kuhlii). A review of the sources revealed that this species has an eel-shaped and elongated body and four pairs of barbels. In this fish species, the fins are very small, the dorsal fin starts in the middle of the body and the anterior fin is behind it. At the time of maturation, kuhli loach reaches about 7 cm and its maximum length reaches 10 cm. This species is usually found in shallow areas or other quiet habitats such as swamps and reservoirs behind dams. The natural habitat of P. kuhlii is sandy beds in slow-moving rivers. The species is native to Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Malaysia, and its distribution areas are recorded in Asia and the Americas. Pangio kuhlii is known as an active cleaner and is ideally suited for the aquarium industry. This study has provided the basic requirements for the maintenance of kuhli loach for use in the ornamental aquatic industry.
Keywords: Aquarium, Kuhli loach, Distribution, Ornamental fish, Freshwater
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/07/27 | Accepted: 2021/09/1 | Published: 2021/09/1
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Radkhah A R, Eagderi S. A study on the biological characteristics of kuhli loach (Pangio kuhlii Valenciennes 1846) as an ornamental fish species. 3. 2021; 8 (3) :1-8
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مجله علمی-ترویجی آبزیان زینتی Journal of Ornamental Aquatics
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