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Re: Stunted Clowns?

Posted By: Gues(t) who <anne.webel@village.uunet.be>
Date: Sunday, 31 October 1999, at 9:11 a.m.

In Response To: Stunted Clowns? (Jason Fryatt)


Thanks for the information you gave.

Regarding colouration, clowns have a pecking order and according to their position in that order, colouration can 'wash out'. Also the distribution of clowns in the wild is pretty wide-spread, which again can cause a variation in their colours and it's depth. Personally, unless they act really sick, I would say that colouration in a botia is nothing much to worry about. Feeding live and frozen food in addition to flake can help, but is not essential.

Flicking that is only occasional is nothing to worry about either. Just like humans, fish can get an itch occasionally and having no