Loaches fresh water aquarium fish have no adipose fin situated to the rear of the dorsal fin. Some loaches have long, eel-like bodies, but some are shorter and wider. Loaches, like the catfish, have mouths that are situated on the lower portion of their faces and live and feed at the bottom of the tank.
The Bengal Loach can be a little territorial and they do argue amongst themselves from time to time, but in a moderately boisterous tank containing medium sized barbs or deep-bodied tetras etc, they should do well.
Botiidae is a mainly Southeast Asian family of cypriniform ray-finned fishes. Recently placed in the true loach family Cobitidae, in 2012 M. Kottelat revised the loaches and re-elevated this taxon to family rank.
The clown loach is one of the most readily available fish in the aquarium trade for freshwater aquariums. It’s bright orange and black striped body brings color to any tank. Being a peaceful fish, the clown loach gets along with almost any tank mate.
Chromobotia macracanthus, commonly known as the Clown Loach, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the botiid loach family. It is the sole member of the Chromobotia genus.