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Clown Loach

Discussion in 'Cyprinids' started by ryan, May 6, 2004.

  1. ryan

    ryan Spinning around

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    Common Name/s: Clown Loach

    Scientific name: Botia macracanthus

    Family: Cobitidae

    Origin: Indonesia, Sumatra, Borneo

    Maximum Size: 12" (generally smaller).

    Care: A hardy Botia that demands little. Be sure to buy a group as they are a very social fish. Four or more is best. A nice peaceful Loach suitable for nearly all peaceful community tanks. A tank of at least 55gallons is recommended.

    Feeding: Will accept most foods. Be sure to feed frozen foods too. In my experience they also love a slice of cucumber every week or so.

    Sexing and Breeding: No detailed breeding reports in captivity.

    Comments: A seasoned favourite with alot of aquarists for its wonderful colour and active personality. But do remember their potentail size when considering this Botia.

     
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  3. england

    england channa aka snakehead

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    clown loaches make for great pets :D
     

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    My 5 Clowns

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    Some of there tankmates.

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    I would like to add something,Clown loaches are very hardy but they are prone to white spot and need a fine gravel or sand. but they make a great addition to the community tank.
     

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