Fish Species

Clown Loach

Clown Loach - Description

The Clown Loach is a very popular freshwater tropical fish originally from Indonesia. The fish gets the name 'clown' from its bright colors and stripes but it is also able to perform!

It can swim upside-down and even plays dead! They are not recommended for the beginner and can grow to up to 30cm so will require a very large tank.

Popular Name: Clown Loach
Species: Chromobotia macracanthus

Profile of the Clown Loach

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Clown Loach species.

  • Clown Loach Size: Up to 30cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: 25-30 Degrees. Ph 6.5-7.0

  • Diet / Feeding: Flake Food, Frozen Brine Shrimp, Frozen Bloodworms

  • Temperament: Very active, Sociable Community Fish

  • Habitat: Streams, Rivers and Lakes

  • Clown Loach Behaviour: Keep groups of at least three together

  • Range: Islands of Sumatra and Borneo, Indonesia

Scientific Classification of the Clown Loach

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Chromobotia macracanthus

  • Popular Name: Clown Loach

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cobitidae

Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Clown Loach

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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