Sunday, 8 January 2006


Ah yes! Clown Loaches. The clowns of the fish world. I bought two of these lovely creatures for one of our tanks in great anticipation of being entertained by their amusing antics.....but, I think I got one funny and one tragic clown.

Luckily, I was forwarned that these creatures sometimes like to "play dead" or they'd be in for a suprise when swirling down the toilet. Apparently, they like to lie on their sides and this, not being a normal fish thing, leads the tank keeper to believe his fish has moved on to a better place. Well, actually to the toilet, so maybe not better after all.

My funny one at least clicks audibly when he/she's eating zucchini....a favourite treat. Maybe click, or whiskers would be a good name. This one isn't too shy, and is always in search of something in the tank, what I don't know.

My tragic one is shy and basically is a big lump on the bottom of the tank. I think I'll call him lumpy. I did see it perched on a wee itty bitty plant once. That was kinda amusing....OK! So I'm desperate for entertainment!

Anyhow....I'm still waiting for the great performances and playful behavior that I've heard so much about. At least they're pretty in a whiskery clown fish kinda way!

7 comments:

jon said...

I take my hat off to people who can successfully maintain a fish tank. My attempts end up in a lot of toilet-side funerals.

Kurt said...

Be careful they don't get Ick.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Thanks Kurt. I've read they are more prone to it. So far so good! I'm holding my breath though...I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

anonymous said...

"ick" is that what you call it when your fish end up looking like Rip Van Winkle? We had one goldfish once... and after nicknaming him Rip, and having to flush him down the toilet we got a cat. =P

She's still going after 10 years, and never grew a beard.
*smile*
C -

Deb said...

My beta fish did a great job of playing dead once. Oh. . .that's right. . .he really was dead. *Sigh*

That was a very interesting read about your new fish. I've never heard of them before. Good luck with them!

fourth_fret said...

fish are vicious, vicious creatures, i don't care how small or how pretty they are.

you just don't hear much about their shenanigans because... well, they're so scary no one wants to talk about it. i'm just sayin'...

Adventurer said...

I think you should name the tragic one George.