The fish was first described as by in 1852. In 1989, its scientific name was changed to . In 2004, divided the genus, containing 47 different species, into seven separate , resulting in the clown loach being placed in a genus of its own, .
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I have had 8 Clown Loaches for over 31 years now, and the entire school is 27 Clown Loaches strong. They live in a 200 gallon tank with Silver Dollars, 'Roseline Sharks', a Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, a Geophagus, 3 very large Pink Tale Chalceus and 1 Tire Track Eel. I've been running a 25 watt UV Sterilizer for 5 years now, but before that the Clowns would periodically come down with ICH. The only treatment I have ever used for ICH is 1 teaspoon of non-iodized salt per gallon PLUS elevating the tank temp to 86 degrees, and maintaining this for two weeks. After two weeks slowly lower the temp, and do several water changes to remove the salt. This treatment has always worked, and I have never lost a fish to ICH. From: K L
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Clown Loaches are some sweet fish for a planted tank or a bunch of other types of tanks. I have kept Clown Loaches in my 220 gallon planted tank for while now and am really glad i decided to go with them. Something special about a colorful schooling bottom feeder fish. (Cories would be in this coolness as well) Clown loaches like a little warmer temperatures and get ich easier than other fish. Clown Loaches , "Clown around"
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