WATERY WEDNESDAY # 69

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 69

 It’s off to South East Asia to find a little fish with a funny face. Are you ready to head out on today’s adventure?

e & e river boat

MEET THE CLOWN LOACH!

clown loach3   Range/Habitat: Southeast Asia/ lakes, streams

   Diet: Carnivore: Invertebrates

   Length: up to 12”

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Clown loaches are bottom feeders.
  •          Clown loaches have a sharp spine behind each eye for defense.
  •          They have four barbells on the front of their mouths.
  •          Clown loaches are freshwater fish.
  •          They have 3 black bands on their bodies.

 

These cute little fish are funny looking with their barbells. Those barbells are used to find prey. That is a cool adaptation!

clown loach2

 

 

 

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, fish, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “WATERY WEDNESDAY # 69

  1. I love these clowns. I am also a bottom feeder. I lick the floor a lot!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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