Clown Loach (Botia Macracantha)
clown loach Clown Loach (Botia Macracantha)The Clown Loach is a fish that is local to Sumatra and Borneo, and belongs to the Botia Macracantha family. Other names that people use for this fish are Clown Botia and Tiger Botia. It can reach a length of up to 30cm (12 inches), but usually only in the wild. For those kept in an aquarium, you can expect a length of up to 15cm (6 inches). Their food is usually composed of dried food, worms, plant matter and small crustaceans. Their water needs to have a temperature between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius (75 to 86F).
This is a beautiful fish that has black stripes, gorgeous orange scales and a very distinctive look overall. It’s a very popular fish that a lot of people love to have in their aquarium, especially since he’s not shy. They love being active during the day and it’s safe to have them in a tank where other species of fish live.
This species is a sociable one, so make sure you have at least two of them in the same tank, to keep each other company. You should also make sure to include some spaces where they can hide, as they love doing it. For this you can use a flower pot, a rock clown loach 2 Clown Loach (Botia Macracantha)or a cylinder that is hollow.
The life expectancy of a Clown Loach is a few years when they’re kept in an aquarium. They will grow slowly and their size never reaches the size of a specimen in the wild. Since they’re not getting to full size, they also don’t breed while they’re captive.
If the Clown Loach becomes stresses, it will get whitespot, so check it out before you buy it. If you can, you should keep the fish quarantined for a few weeks before you put it together with the rest of the fish. When buying a Clown Loach, you should check to see if it has a body that is well rounded. If the fish is skinny, there is a good chance that it might be sick.
It’s a nice fish to have and you can enjoy it a lot. If you see them lying on their side, it’s possible that they’re just resting.