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The Clown Loach is a very popular fish, land makes a fabulous freshwater showpiece!
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Hello all, I've a big fish tank which consists of quite a few fish. The tank is 5 feet long and contains a large Panaque (Royal Pleco), 3 Striped Raphael fish, and several clown loaches. When I first saw these I'm probably the only one to admit I wasn't keen until a friend bought some and I saw their nature and characters. I was fascinated and got some of my own, including Blue Botias. I must now admit they are my favorite fish and would be lost without them. They are cheeky, dancing up the side of the tank and always hungry! (but they are not overfed). he clicking when food is put in the tank is loud! Lots of hiding places are best but too many and you never see them. I feed mine on cucumber (loudest clicking), flake, catfish pellets, algae wafers, and sinking wafers. I vary the diet so they don't have the same each day. They also like earth worms chopped, bloodworms, and many other varieties of foods. One of the best fish I can recommend for an aquarium!
My Clown Loach is very happy in his tank along with 1 Platy, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 Dwarf Gouramis, 5 Cardinals, 2 Rummy Nose Tetras, 2 Lemon Tetras, 2 Panda Tetras, 2 Serpae Tetras, 1 Penguin Fish, 1 Scissortail, 2 Threadfin Rainbows, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Molly, and a Silver Hatchetfish. I am thinking of getting another one, and a Butterfly Pleco, because he seems very active and delicate. I keep a close eye on him and he is one of my favorites in the tank.
i bought my first clown loach today and i think its an excellent fish for the community tank. these fish will scavenge for food and also bring colour to a very dull tank. i recomend these fish.
No Doubt, this is my most favourite fish of all time. It also makes me frustated because it's very fragile creature. Whitespots often kill them. I had 25 of them sized 2 inches and 2 of them at 4 inches. most of them died by whitespots, including the two 4 inches. It really makes me sad and frustated, only 4 left now. I always kept my tank clean and fresh, i change water every 3 day about 1/4 tank volume, i gave'em vitimins and quality food, but it seems it's not enough to keep the fish alive and healthy. Now i think twice before i will buy them again. Lately i read on the net that these clowns really, really need x-tra attention and caring. Still i love them.
my clown seems very happy. they are fairly new and they are living in my kuhli loach tank with 6 kuhli. he-she has been out playing and swiming around. if you put lots of plants in there they will feel safe snooping around. he gets the kuhli's out playing too. it's fun to watch. he is bound for a much larger comunity tank but i am growing him a bit first until he can fend for himself in there. he is still just 2 inches. if you try this be sure to leave out some water so that the filter output makes a stronger waterfall for your little guy to swim in. my kuhli's have learned to do this too. lol...
My favourite freshwater fish! I strongly recommend an ideal number of 5 min. to 8 max individuals. By fall, as soon as you turn of the aquarium lights, keep a low light on the other end of the room and with luck you
Great fish for the aquarium in every way except one: You need a tank at least a meter and a half for a school (90 gallons). Other than that, every good remark you've read about them is true, and they even tolerate hard water very nicely. My tank is not large enough, so I took my six clowns and paid my dentist with them (he has a tremendous tank). But I didn't make this deal before they gained some bulk and finished every Malasian burrowing snail in my tank!
I've been told that the clown loach are a good snail eater so if you have a snail problem get yourself some clown loaches.
I noticed said they will only reach 12 inches in the wild. I'm not sure how big they will get in the wild, but in my large aquarium (a 180 gallon acrylic to be precise) They will get to be 18 inches or more and weigh anywhere from 1-2lbs if you give them the chance.
Hello fellow clown loachers. These are the best fish. I once got one on its own but it died. I did the same thing and that one died too. Finally, after reading more about them, i bought 3 and they have been fine ever since! They dart around my tank and love brine shrimp! These little fish were the best choice i ever made!!