This beautiful fish called The clown loach (also tiger botia) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the botiid loach family. It originates and nature breed in inland waters in Indonesia on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It is a popular fish in the freshwater aquarium trade and is sold worldwide. A harmless, very active and sociable fish, clown loaches are best kept in groups of 5-6 or more. Tiger barbs and panda corydoras associate happily with clown loaches, and the three species may school together. Clown loaches make clicking noises when they are excited or during feeding. This sound is produced by the grinding of their pharyngeal teeth.