Chromobotia macracanthus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Cobitidae
Origin : Indonesia
Length : 30 cm - 12"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Clown Loach
Rather peaceful fish that should be kept in a school of minimum 7. You can combine them with other medium to large sized fishes.  In the beginning they are nocturnal and a little bit shy, but later they become more active during the day.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood and roots because they need hiding places. You need a fine gravel bottom and well anchored plants for this fish burrows. 

They are omnivorous but they prefer snails.

The fish is not bred in captivity.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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