Common Name/s: Clown Loach
Scientific name: Botia macracanthus
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.