Clown loaches are very attractive members of the Loach family. They are the most popular of the family in the aquarium trade. Very peaceful and rarely aggressive. They are known for there ability to devour troublesome snails. While these juveniles are very popular they can grow to a very large 16 inches. This means longterm care will require a large aquarium. They also like to travel in groups so more is better. They have barbs like most loaches they can project from above there mouth when they are disturbed or upset.