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Oldest Clown Loaches now 23 yrs

Postby redshark1 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:46 pm

Happy New Year Everybody!

All of my original 6 Clown Loaches are still with me.

They are now 23 years old having been purchased on 03 January 1995 when they were probably a year old.

I managed this pic of Anthia (my biggest) tonight.

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The eye of the fish looks bright because I needed to use flash to pick out the numbering on the ruler.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby FranM » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:32 pm

WOW!! That is fabulous. I want to claim the same thing one day! Congrats. You've been a wonderful fish dad.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby redshark1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:47 am

Many thanks FranM and good luck with yours. Luck definitely plays a part along with consistent care.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby FranM » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:44 am

You're welcome and Happy New Year to you also. Thank you, I hope my clowns and yoyos stay with me for the long haul.

I believe my daughter was still in high school when I got the silver dollars. So even if I got them in 2009 her senior year, I'm still on the originals almost seven years later. I'm proud of that. They are very hearty though too skittish for my liking yet they will hand feed. But when the water level gets low at water changes they go ballistic! Don't know how at least one hasn't killed itself banging into glass. LOL.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby redshark1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:30 pm

Yes they are skittish but I really like them too.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby FranM » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:15 pm

They are nice looking and do stay up front and I like that.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby redshark1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:04 am

Another good big reliable up-front fish which isn't skittish is Kissing Gourami.

I rate them highly although if you get two, one may chase the other constantly.

I've only kept one, but maybe a group would be good in a big aquarium.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby BlueLoach » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:37 pm

Wow, that is impressive Redshark!! That is one big, beautiful Loach. I don't have Clowns but I do have some Blue's (Y. modesta). They have grown nicely in the 2 years I've had them but the largest is only approx. 4". Maybe slightly larger.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby squid » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:02 am

wow wow thanks for sharing your wonderful loaches:)
They are really lucky to have you as their owner :)
can see that they are really well taken care of.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby redshark1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:18 pm

BlueLoach wrote:Wow, that is impressive Redshark!! That is one big, beautiful Loach. I don't have Clowns but I do have some Blue's (Y. modesta). They have grown nicely in the 2 years I've had them but the largest is only approx. 4". Maybe slightly larger.


I love the Blue Ones too!
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby redshark1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:21 pm

squid wrote:wow wow thanks for sharing your wonderful loaches:)
They are really lucky to have you as their owner :)
can see that they are really well taken care of.


Thanks Squid, going beyond 20 years still seems crazy!

I guess 25 is the next target! Lets hope...

BTW how are yours?
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby Loachloach » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Me again...amazing...I hope you next goal is another 25 years not up to 25 years, for both your and the fish...
I don't know how you did it, but you did it already...the only record of 23 years old clown loaches...I hope you always come back and update for good or bad..All the best.
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Re: 23 Year Old Clown Loaches

Postby redshark1 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:13 am

I will do as long as I, the forum and the loaches exist.
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