Product Details


4cm - 5cm

Care Level



Semi Aggressive

Water Conditions

Introducing the Clown Loach, a playful and colorful addition to your aquarium. With their vibrant stripes and energetic personalities, these loaches are sure to bring life and excitement to your aquatic setup. Known for their social nature and their love for digging and exploring, Clown Loaches make excellent companions in community tanks. Order now and add a touch of fun and charm to your aquarium with a group of Clown Loaches!

The Clown Loach, scientifically known as Chromobotia macracanthus, is a popular and lively freshwater fish that is beloved by aquarists. Here's everything you need to know about caring for and keeping Clown Loaches in your aquarium:


  • Vibrant Coloration: Clown Loaches feature vibrant orange and black vertical stripes along their elongated bodies, giving them a unique and eye-catching appearance.
  • Size: The Clown Loach starts small but can grow quite large. The 5-6cm (2-2.4 inches) size range is perfect for introducing them to your aquarium.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 24°C and 30°C (75°F-86°F) to provide optimal conditions for the Clown Loaches.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0 to 7.5 to replicate their natural habitat.
  • Water Hardness: These loaches prefer moderately soft to moderately hard water, with a dH range of 5 to 12.
  • Filtration: Ensure efficient filtration to maintain excellent water quality, as Clown Loaches produce more waste compared to other fish species.

Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: Provide a spacious aquarium with a capacity of at least 100 gallons to accommodate the Clown Loaches comfortably, as they can grow up to 30 cm (12 inches) in length.
  • Substrate: Use a soft substrate like sand to mimic their natural riverbed habitat and provide a suitable substrate for their digging behavior.
  • Hiding Places: Incorporate driftwood, caves, and large rocks to create hiding spots and retreats for the loaches.
  • Plants: Include hardy, well-rooted plants like Java Fern or Anubias that can withstand the loaches' digging activities.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Clown Loaches are generally peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful community fish, such as tetras, rasboras, or peaceful cichlids.
  • Shoaling Species: Keep Clown Loaches in a group of at least 5 individuals, as they are social and feel more secure in larger numbers.
  • Avoid Aggressive or Fin-Nipping Fish: Avoid pairing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species that may harass or damage their delicate barbels or fins.

Feeding Habit:

  • Omnivorous Diet: Clown Loaches are omnivores and have a hearty appetite.
  • Varied Diet: Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and vegetable matter like blanched zucchini or spinach.
  • Feed Regularly: Feed them small portions multiple times a day to ensure they receive adequate nutrition.


  • Water Parameters: Regularly monitor and maintain water parameters suitable for Clown Loaches to ensure their well-being.
  • Partial Water Changes: Perform regular partial water changes of around 25% every 1-2 weeks to maintain water quality and stability.
  • Tank Maintenance: Clean the tank regularly, removing any uneaten food or debris to prevent water quality issues.
  • Monitoring Health: Observe the Clown Loaches for any signs of disease, stress, or abnormal behavior.

Clown Loaches are playful, entertaining, and engaging fish that will bring joy and excitement to your aquarium

Clown Loach

SGD 5.00


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