Clown Loach 2.5inch
Chromobotia: from the Greek khroma, meaning ‘colour’, and the generic name Botia in reference to this species bright colour pattern.
Native to the Greater Sunda Islands of Borneo and Sumatra. In the former it’s restricted to river systems of Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan), Kalimantan Tengah (Central Kalimantan) and Kalimantan Timur (East Kalimantan) provinces in the Indonesian portion including the Kapuas and Kayan.
In Sumatra it’s found in eastern and southern drainages of Jambi, Sumatera Selatan (South Sumatra) and Lampung provinces including the Batang Hari, Musi and Tulang Bawang.
The type series was collected from ‘Palembang’ and ‘Kwanten’ on Sumatra, the former most likely referring to the Musi River and the latter to modern day Kuantan Singingi, Riau province meaning the Indragiri River basinwas the probable collection locality.
A tank with base measurements of 180 ∗ 60 cm or equivalent is the absolute minimum required to house a group, and young specimens should only be grown on in smaller aquaria if several partial water changes are conducted each week.
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