Desc: Clown Tigerfish Date: Released: 2009

The Clown Loach or Tiger Loach (previously was described by Bleeker in 1852. It is found in Southeast Asia; from Borneo, Sumatra, and Indonesia. In 2004 Maurice Kottelat separated this species from the Botias into its own genus. There is only one species in this genus due to its unique morphological features. This species is listed not on the IUCN Red ListThis fish normally inhabits rivers for most of the year and then migrates up smaller waterways to mate. They are found in either running or standing waters in their natural habitat where they live in large shoals. During the monsoons they tend to migrate to the flooded plains. Depending on the region that the loach lives, there are various types of water with some being very clear and others very murky. The Clown's coloring will actually vary depending on the regional water. They feeds on worms, crustaceans and plant matter.Though it's generally stated in most publications that they reach up to about 12 inches (30 cm) in length, it is said that they can grow to about 16 inches (40 cm) in nature, and to live up to 20 years. In many regions the Clown Loach is used as a food source as well as put into the aquarium trade.

Clown Tigerfish

The Clown Loach is a beautiful large fish. The Clown's body is long and laterally compressed with an arched dorsal surface and a flat ventral surface. Its mouth is angled down with thick lips and four pairs of barbels. Clowns also have preorbital spines that are located in the area under and in front of the eyes. It is reported in nature these loaches can grow close to 16 inches (40.64 cm) in length, but in aquariums they normally only get up to about 8 - 10 inches (20 - 25 cm).This fish looks much like a tiger in is color patterning. Its body is light orange to a darker reddish orange. There are three broad jet black vertical bars crossing the body with one passing through the eye, one just in front of the dorsal fin, and one starting at the front of the dorsal fin and extending back to the base of the tail. There is also has a bright to deep red coloring on the front fins and tail. They are most colorful when they are young, becoming a bit less brilliant as they mature.There are regional variations on the coloring. The pelvic fins of the Borneo Clowns are reddish orange and black while the pelvic fins on the Sumatra Clowns are entirely reddish orange.

Scarred Tiger Oscar and Clown Knife Fish - YouTube

clown tiger fish Some of the other exotic species that reside in South Florida canals are: Oscars, Bowfin, Jaguar Guapote (Tiger Bass), Bullseye Snakeheads, Clown Knifefish, Mayan cichlids and Midas cichlids. There are 41 non-native freshwater fish species that reproduce in Florida. We're going to concentrate on catching the species above that occupy this multimillion-dollar recreational fishery in South Florida.

Bovano of Cheshire, Clown Tigerfish - Lockport Street Gallery

I have been an aquarium fish owner for about 6 months and I would like to say that almost every bit of advice I have been told by the pet stores where I purchased the fish and tanks with regards to the behaviour, tank hierarchy and advice on which fish to keep well together and which are peaceful or agressive, have all proven to be incorrect. Every one of the fish I keep have defied the “normal ” for their species. I think its fair to say that there are no finite rules and that you will never see anything out of the ordinary if you refuse to allow it to be in the first place. I have an agresssive female fighting fish, and her male is submissive, I have to remove him to protect him from her. My clown loaches are very happy and very peaceful, they are only 2, they live with 5 guppys, 2 bumblebees, 5 hockey tails and a female fighting fish in a 140L tank with 2 filters. My 200L tank houses 10 neon tetra, 5 orange tetra, 3 upside down catfish, i big catfish that rules the tank (looks like a bristlenose sort-of), 2 large bristlenose, 1 very large angel fish, 2 tiger barbs, and 2 goramis , 2 electric blue rameriz, and 2 other blue rameriz type fish, they all love living together and are peaceful, they eat a lot but my tank is crystal clear with perfect levels of everything, i cleann itt around once per fortnight. Just sayin…

Lockport Street Gallery: Clown Tigerfish