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Kuhli Loaches normally reach lengths around three and a half inches (nine centimeters). Their bodies are elongate, and they appear more like the bodies of eels in shape. The body of a Kuhli Loach becomes laterally flattened as it approaches the tail. There are three barbels present on the mouth, and tiny spine-like structures located beneath the eyes that can be raised if the Loach feels it is in danger. Kuhli Loaches can be identified by their dark banding. The bands do not close; rather, they almost meet at the belly but do not touch. Usually 15 to 20 of these dark bands are present over the flank area of the fish and a few are present over the Loach's head. The bands are evenly spaced over the base color of yellow to orange or salmon. The underside of the Kuhli Loach is usually paler than the rest of its body. It should also be noted that many fish sold as Kuhli Loaches are not really Kuhlis. They can be easily mistaken for very similar species that differ mostly in size. The shape and number of the Kuhli's dark bands, and the overall size of the fish can reveal which species it is.

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