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Clown Loach

$7.80$9.80

The Clown Loach (Botia macracantha) is a peaceful schooling fish native to the inland waters in Indonesia on the islands of  Sumatra and Borneo.

In their native habitat, the Clown Loach is found in fast moving streams with water temperature ranges between 77 and 86 °F, a pH between 5.0 and 8.0, and water hardness between 5 and 12 dH. For a good portion of the year, monsoons force the Clown Loach into blackwater river areas and murky water conditions encountered when the plains become flooded.

Clown Loaches get their name from their bright colors.  The main body is light to bright orange with three wide black, triangular, vertical bands that gives it it’s unmistakeable appearance.  The front band runs from the top of the head through the eye, the middle band runs between the head and the dorsal fin and wraps around the body, and the rear band wraps around the caudal and anal fins around the body.  Clown Loaches are wide bodied fish that have a large moveable spine set in a groove below each of the fish’s eyes that is used for defense and holding onto rocks in swift currents.

Clown Loaches are shy fish and benefit from having live plants and river rocks in the aquarium to hide amongst. They appreciate having caves, holes, driftwood and other hiding places strategically positioned around heavy aquarium plantings.

The Clown Loach is one of the “must have” fish for tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. They get along well with most other members of a community tank and have some interesting habits like swimming upside down or on their sides, and laying on their sides and  “playhing dead” on the botttom of the tank.  This is normal behavior for these fish.

Unlike most nocturnal loaches, Clown Loaches are active during the day but need cover, and shy away from bright light.  Because they are schooling fish, they do best in groups of 6 or more individuals and need a large tank with good water movement.  When kept in groups smaller than five, they will spend a lot of time hiding.  Since they grow up to a foot long in their natural environment, a 100 gallon tank or larger is not inappropriate to keep these fish happy. Clown Loaches are susceptible to Ichthyophthirius (ich) or white spot disease when stressed or subjeted to rapid water temperature changes.

Clown Loaches should be fed several small meals throughout the day instead of only once a day.  They are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods like vegetable flakes, “Pleco tablets”, live, frozen, or freeze-dried worms, brine shrimp, tubifex worms, and banana or other plant matter. Botia macracantha are voracious eaters of those nuisance snails that sometimes sneak into your aquarium on live plants.

Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Aquarium Hardiness:  Very Hardy Water Conditions: 72-86° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.0-7.5 Max. Size: 1′ Color Form: Black, Orange, Red, Tan Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Good community tank fish Origin: Indonesia Family: Cobitidae Lifespan: 15 years + Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
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Farlowella Acus

$15.00
Size: Approx 4" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Water Conditions: 71-82° F, KH 8-10, pH 6.8-7.2 Max. Size: 5” Color Form: Clear, Green, White, Brown Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Great in community tanks Origin: South America Family: Callichthyidae, Sub-Family Corydoradinae Lifespan: 8 – 12 Years or more Aquarist Experience Lever: Beginner
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Mudskipper

$8.00
Size: Approx 2" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: High Temperament: Aggessive Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy as adults Water Conditions: 72.0 to 82.0° F, 15-30 dH, pH 7.5-8.5 Salinity: 1.005 – 1.015 Max. Size: 6″ Color: Brown, Tan, Blue Tank Compatability: single species Diet: Omnivore Origin: India, Africa, Thailand, Malaysia Family: Gobiidae Lifespan: 6 years Aquarist Experience Level: Advanced

Gold Laser Corydoras

$13.80
Size: Approx 1-1.5" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 71-79° F, dKH 2-12, pH 6.5-7.5 Max. Size: 3″ Color Form: Have a yellowish-brown or greenish-yellow body-colour with yellow fins. They possess a yellow to gold shoulder stripe that starts at the head's base and ends at the caudal peduncle. Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Community tanks Origin: South America Family: Callichthyidae Life Span: Up to 5 years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
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Solefish

$10.00
Size: Approx. 2-3"

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons Care Level: Medium Temperament: Peaceful, but a predator that will eat fish that fits in its mouth. Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 74-82° F, pH 7.0-8.0 Max Size: 12" Color Form: Brown Diet: Carnivore which accepts Meaty Foods and Live Foods. Though occasionally it will accept Vegetable Food and Tablet Food. Compatibility: Generally a peaceful community fish, but avoid fish that are small enough to become a meal. Also avoid aggressive fish. Origin: Thailand and Indonesia Family: Solidae Lifespan: 15 years Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate

Black Venezuela Corydoras

$18.00
Size: Approx 1.5" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 72-79° F, dKH 2-12, pH 5.8-7.0 Max. Size: 2.5″ Color Form: Black Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Community tanks Origin: Tank-Bred, but indigenous to Peru Family: Callichthyidae Life Span: Up to 10 years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner

Marble Algae Eater

$2.00
Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons Temperament: Semi-aggressive Aquarium Hardiness: Easy Water Conditions: 74-79°F; pH 6.8-74; dH 8-10 Max. Size: 12" Color Form: White, yellow, Brown, Black Diet: Herbivore Compatibility: Great in community tanks Origin: Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia Family: Gyrinocheilidae Lifespan: Up to 10 Years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tonguefish

$12.00
Size: Approx. 4-5"

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons Care Level: Medium Temperament: Peaceful, but a predator that will eat fish that fits in its mouth. Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 74-82° F, pH 7.0-8.0 Max Size: 8" Color Form: Brown Diet: Carnivore which accepts Meaty Foods and Live Foods. Though occasionally it will accept Vegetable Food and Tablet Food. Compatibility: Generally a peaceful community fish, but avoid fish that are small enough to become a meal. Also avoid aggressive fish. Origin: Thailand and Indonesia Family: Cynoglossidae Lifespan: 15 years Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate

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Bronze Corydoras

$1.20
Size: Approx 1-1.5" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 72-79° F, dKH 2-12, pH 5.8-7.0 Max. Size: 2.5″ Color Form: Golden bronze colour with a large darker stripe running along the sides of the fish. It often has iridescent flecks of green around the head and along the darker stripe Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Community tanks Origin: Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela Family: Callichthyidae Life Span: Up to 10 years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
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Leopard Corydoras

$3.50
Size: Approx 1-1.5" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 68-77° F, dKH 2-12, pH 6.0-7.2 Max. Size: 3″ Color Form: Creamy white body covered with small black spots and bold central horizontal stripes. There is also a black blotch at the top of its dorsal fin and six spotted bands on its tail. Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Community tanks Origin: central Amazon River basin, in Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Peruvian Amazon as well as the coastal rivers of Suriname Family: Callichthyidae Life Span: Up to 10 years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner

Orange Venezuela Corydoras

$3.50
Size: Approx 1-1.5" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 70-80.5° F, dKH 2-15, pH 5.8-8.0 Max. Size: 2.9″ Color Form: Grey, Orange, Blue green Diet: Omnivore Compatibility: Community tanks Origin: island of Trinidad Family: Callichthyidae Life Span: Up to 10 years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
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Botia Sidthimunki

$6.00
Size: Approx. 2"

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Semi-aggressive in small groups Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 68-86° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.0-7.5 Max. Size: 3″ Color Form: Solid dark lateral stripe and another running along the dorsal mid-line Diet: Omnivores by nature, will accept most foods in their diet Compatibility: You must keep them with other semi-aggressive species that can defend themselves Origin: Northern India and Thailand Family: Botiidae Lifespan: 8-12 years Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner