Loach

Clown Loach (Chromobotia Macracanthus)

Clown Loach (Chromobotia Macracanthus): Ultimate Care Guide

Clown Loaches are a type of loach fish with an arched body that is slender and made for cutting through the water quickly. Clown Loaches have an orangish to yellow body with black wavy stripes. They also have a black stripe that cuts down over their eyes.  Clown Loaches have bright red fins that resemble clown shoes. Clown Loaches also sport 4 pairs of barbels on their lower jaw and lip that are hard to see unless you are looking up close. They are not only named for their interesting markings, but they are named for their active and silly behaviors in the home aquarium. Owners of Clown Loaches have reported them swimming upside down and even playing dead.

Kuhli Loach

Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii): Ultimate Care Guide

Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii) is an eel-like freshwater fish that originate from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. They were classified in Indonesia in 1846. They have a long body, but they are not actually eels. It is believed that they were originally considered a food source in Southeast Asia. In the wild, they inhabit freshwater bodies such as rivers, lakes, and streams. Today, due to their unique appearance, they have become a very popular aquarium fish.

Hillstream Loach

Hillstream Loach (Sewellia lineolata): Ultimate Care Guide

Reticulated Hillstream Loaches originate from Vietnam and can be found in fast-flowing waters located within Laos; Quang Ngai; Thua Thien-Hue; Binh Dinh and Quang Nam. They have hydrodynamic characteristics, such as a smooth body (their scales are tiny), depressed undersides, wing-like pectoral and pelvic fins and rays. Their underside and fins work as powerful ventral discs, which give them the ability to cling onto stones and smooth surfaces while facing violent currents.