Clown Loach

The Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus) is a tropical freshwater fish in the botiid loach family.

The Clown Loach has a long body with a downward-facing mouth with thick lips. It has four pairs of barbels (string-like projections) near its mouth, but the barbels on the lower jaw are small and difficult to see. It is reddish-orange with three thick, black, triangular, vertical bands. It has a red tail.

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

 

It measures 40-50 centimetres (16-20 inches) in length.

The Clown Looach is native to Indonesia. It prefers floodplains and rivers.

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

Clown Loach

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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