Because thjey are scaleless they are often the first to be affected by any disease in your aquarium. Keep a close eye on your clown loach – if they look sick, you have a problem to deal with. They are particularly susceptible to white spot which is often brought on through stress.
Having said that – they are easy to care for and make a brilliant and colourful addition to your tropical aquarium. Full grown they can get to 30cm in size and have been reported to live up to 25 years. This is not common however.
Clown Loach will require a hiding spot in your aquarium such as caves, plants or other shelter and enjoy water temperatures of 24 tyo 26 deg celcius. pH of 6.0 to 7.4 is recommended
Clown loach are an omnivorous fish and the easiest way to feed them is by using a good quality sinking pellet and algae wafers. Bloodworm or brins shrimp are also well received, but you should limnit this as a food source using it as a treat only.
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW FISH
- Always quarantine your new fish to observe health and behaviour prior to introduction to your main aquarium.
- Make sure you check your water quality in any aquarium before adding new fish. If it is not suitable then do a water change and check pH and GH. You can purchase an easy to use test kit to help you monitor these water parameters.
- Sit the unopened bag in the top of the tank and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes for the temperature to equalise.
- Open the bag and pour fish and water into a bucket. Slowly pour 1 cup of your tank water into the bucket. Repeat this process every 5 minutes until you have doubled the water volume in the bucket.
- After another 5 minutes take your fish from the bucket with a clean fish net and release into your aquarium. DO NOT use the water from the bucket – throw this water away.
- A prophylactic treatment of the tank with Melafix, De Stress and or a broad spectrum anti biotic treatment, can help fish overcome the stress of getting relocated which often can bring illness.
Duty of care.
- Please be aware that all livestock images used are for example only as it is not possible to photograph and publish individual animals.
- eQuaria delivers live fish to local customers only within the Perth metro region.
- eQuaria recommends that all fish are quarantined for a period of 14 days in a separate aquarium prior to introduction to your main aquarium
- The duty of care for your fish passes to you on receipt.