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Clown Loach

Dustins Clowns
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Clint's Clown - Abner
© Clint Norwood
Species/genus:  Botia macracantha
Origin:  Sumatra and Borneo
Temp:  75-85°F (24-30°C)
pH:   Slightly acidic   dH:  Soft
Temperament:  Peaceful active and sometimes wierd acting fish, don't be surprised if they rest on their sides, it's normal.
Adult Size:   10in   (25cm) usually smaller
Minimum Tank Size:  50 gallons
Feeding:  Eats everything, loves worms
Breeding:  Egglayer, rarely bred in captivity
Comments:  Clowns like company and will school if you have more than two. Their goofy actions and their bright coloration gave them their name. Clown fish will eat snails and are capable of clearing a heavily infested tank in a few days.

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