As their defence mechanism, Clown Loach can extend the movable spines found in the groove below the eye. They should be handed carefully as the spine may cause a painful wound, but fortunately is not venomous. Sometimes they appear to lie on their sides on the bottom of the tank or swim upside down and appear dead, this however is normal behaviour. They are very effective at eradicating infestations of pond snails from aquariums.
Max Size: 30 cm
They are not difficult to feed in an aquarium and it can be given a varied diet of Tetra Crisps, Tetra Colour Bits, bloodworms, flake food, live, freshwater shrimp and vegetable matter. Juvenile Clown Loaches will relish the addition of live foods (such as black worms), They will also eat any snails within the aquarium.
This beautiful peaceful fish with spectacular designs of black bands and bright red fins makes an excellent addition to a community tank. The Clown Loach will be a little shy when introduced to the tank but soon becomes accustomed to its new environment. Do not keep them with aggressive fish as they will stress out this sociable active fish. View Our Fish Compatibility Guide
Ease of Keeping
Required Water Conditions
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