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clown loach

Family: Cobitidae
Species: Chromobotia macracanthus
Common Name: Clown Loach
Size: Up to 18" (50cm), largest in the wild.
Note: Should not be considered an average home aquarium fish, young are always seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing. It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal living conditions.
Habitat: Asia: Sumatra, India and Borneo.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon for young, 125+ for a mature school.
Diet: Omnivorous, Flake, frozen and loves live food.
Behavior: Very peaceful, Sociable keep in large groups.
Water: Temperature of 75°F to 86°F (24-30°C), pH 5.0 to 7.5, dH range: 5 - 12°
Care: Medium, good filtration.
Communities: Good
Suitability: Good for all, with care.

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