Growth rate of Yoyo loaches

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Growth rate of Yoyo loaches

Post by ey » Sun May 07, 2006 6:56 am

I was wondering how much and how fast do Yoyo loaches grow? I have 5 yoyos that range from 4-6cm, do they take a long time to reach their max size?

Also is their max size 10cm (4") or do some yoyos grow bigger?

Finally, what is the average life span of yoyos? Do they have shorter life spans compared to clown loaches?

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Post by poeticpyro » Sun May 07, 2006 9:58 am

yo-yos like all loaches grow in spurts, they seem to slow around 3-4" and then they grow again.. i have seen them as big as 8-10" and from what i have been hearing 7-8" is normal... so.. yes they will get pretty big and they can be very aggressive.. to cut down on the aggression.... add more hiding places and if possible more yo-yos. full size... it can take a while.. we're talking years.
many tanks...

got to love my fat little wobbly wigglies...

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Post by Wendie » Sun May 07, 2006 10:22 am

When I got my three they were about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size. That was six months ago and they are now about 4 inches in size. They've reached the limit for this tank and will be rehoused in a larger tank this week once I set it up.

Before this crops up... I'm using some water from the old tank, a cup or so of gravel, all the plants, all the decorations, and a filter which has been running as an extra filter on the old tank plus Bio Spira so I don't envision any problems. It should be like a massive water change for them.

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Post by mikev » Sun May 07, 2006 7:33 pm

Wendie wrote:When I got my three they were about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size. That was six months ago and they are now about 4 inches in size.
About the same observation here. I got mine at 1" in mid-January, the current size is around 3", and they slowed down a bit. Another inch will force a new tank, so an upgrade is being planned.

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Post by ey » Sun May 07, 2006 11:08 pm

Thanks for the replies. Wow, I never knew that yoyos would grow that fast. When they grow (in length), do they also get chubby and fat like clown loaches?

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Post by poeticpyro » Sun May 07, 2006 11:09 pm

yes and no... they don't get as fat, but they do plump a little
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got to love my fat little wobbly wigglies...

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Post by mikev » Mon May 08, 2006 9:00 am

ey wrote:Thanks for the replies. Wow, I never knew that yoyos would grow that fast. When they grow (in length), do they also get chubby and fat like clown loaches?
In my case, they started fattening at about 2.5", before this most of the growth went into length.

I *think* the same applies to clowns: the proportions of my larger (3.5") are a little different from the smaller (2.5"-3"), the larger have a larger depth/length ratio.

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Post by Wendie » Mon May 08, 2006 9:43 am

The largest of mine has a fairly large girth and has had it since day one. Looking down it's almost like love handles.

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Re: Growth rate of Yoyo loaches

Post by Tikobird » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:26 am

I have three yoyo loaches that I purchased at the same time. One is about 4 or more inches, one is about three, and the other is tiny and only about one and a half inches. Why are they all such different sizes? The tiny one is very active but so small. He still has the dark black markings.

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Re: Growth rate of Yoyo loaches

Post by NancyD » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:42 pm

It could be due to internal parasites, they can cause stunting. Have you ever treated them with flubendazole or levamisole? you might consider it.
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