Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Kubotai Loach - Live Aquaria
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Loaches are one of the most sociable species of freshwater fish and should ideally be kept in groups of three or more. Loaches often form very strong bonds with each other and can sometimes suffer from stress if one of its companions dies or goes missing. When given adequate care, some species of loach can live for up to 20 years and make for a very rewarding aquarium experience.
The Clown Loach is a must-have fish for many freshwater enthusiasts. It is peaceful and gets along well with almost any tankmate. The Clown Loach is also entertaining to watch and feed. Unlike true nocturnal loaches, the Clown Loach is active during the day but will shy from bright light and hide amongst plant stocks or in rockwork. Best of all, however, Botia macracantha is a voracious eater of nuisance snails that sneak into your aquarium on live plants.
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Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Clown Loach - Aquarium Fish
The Dojo Loach can be considered a good fish for the freshwater fish beginner because it generally has undemanding water parameters, except for the temperature. They need lower water temperatures in the 65°F - 75°F range (18°C - 24°C) which may limit the number of possible tank mates. Provide them with a softer substrate because they like to burrow. Sand or aquarium gravel that is rounded should suffice.Loaches are a large family of highly intelligent freshwater fish. There are over 200 different species of loaches and they are characterized by their eel-like bodies. Most species of loaches also have 3-6 pairs of barbells which are used as feelers. Loaches are an extremely intelligent and sociable species of aquarium fish and make for fascinating additions to your aquarium.When you're finished reading, don't forget to visit the to talk about your loaches and other freshwater aquarium fish with people from around the world!The clown loach (Chromobotia macracanthus) is a large freshwater fish, that was originally native to Indonesia. After it was introduced to the fish hobby, it quickly became one of the most popular fish available and even the smallest local fish stores seem to carry them. It’s widespread popularity belies the fact that it can be difficult to care for, and grows to (relatively) monstrous sizes in home aquariums.