Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

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Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by Pandamania » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:58 am

I've been the keeper of Yoyo for almost 6 months now. I bought my first batch of six about 5 months ago, then another six about 2 months ago. They are all in a 75 gallon, and are growing like weeds. Just wanting to know for a fact, from other keepers real first hand experience (-not 'hear say' or guessing-), what kind of growth rate is expected. I am very interested in : 1) How long they normally live? 2) How long do they take to grow to their full size? 3) At what point in time are they considered to be an 'Adult'?
My largest/oldest batch of 6 Yoyo are 3 1/2". They were just over 1" when I brought them home. All but 2 of my total of 12, have lost their easy-to-see-signature word 'yoyo' along their bodies. They each have a unique design going on, and of course still changing. Haven't any decent photos to share, they move too much! :D
Please share your Yoyo info! Thanks for reading. :D

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:47 pm

well i bought my yoyos from the same batch from the store at different times (i have 7) and sime are dweebs and dont eat and hide and never grow where a few are getting enormeous. not really but still over 2 inches a bit. where the small one looks an inch and a half :roll: . I know they can live for ages like other botia and i think they are adults at 5 inches or something close to that. And your right they all get different markings.
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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by bookpage » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:55 pm

Information on this page may be of some help:

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-almorhae
240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by chris brown » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:33 am

I have 2 and a half :lol: 3 were sold to me as yoyo but one was different (cant remember the name) they measure 15 ish cm i have pics on this page
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22787
the last 2 links i think
sorry for the avrage pics haha
1 has a huge belly of eggs well i guess they are eggs it has looked pregnant sins i brought them about a year ago
i am unsure of ages sorry

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:01 am

are histies and zebras illegal in nz like aus?
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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by starsplitter7 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:02 pm

Some of my Yoyos look enormous because they are full of eggs. Mine are varied in age and size 2"-6" 1 year to 4 years old.

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by chris brown » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:32 pm

ClownLoachSharky wrote:are histies and zebras illegal in nz like aus?
i have 5 zebras they are common as here just about all animates seem to have them.
Not sure about histies i think i have seen them they are harder to come by but are available.
so yes they are legal i believe

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by chris brown » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:35 pm

chris brown wrote:
ClownLoachSharky wrote:are histies and zebras illegal in nz like aus?
i have 5 zebras they are common as here just about all animates seem to have them.
Not sure about histies i think i have seen them they are harder to come by but are available.
so yes they are legal i believe

haha :oops: i own 1 histie that was sold to me as a yoyo

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:55 pm

well i have 2 rostrata that were sold to me as yoyo. :lol: :oops:
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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by starsplitter7 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:06 pm

I also have a histie that was sold as a yoyo. I love the histies. Very nice fish.

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:26 pm

lucky for you, you can get more cause their not illegal like in aus or nz. I hope to someday get a lucky histie sold as a yoyo.
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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by chris brown » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:03 am

i was actually thinking of swapping all 3 for some clown loaches
are you ment to keep a school of histiet? if so how many?or are they ok to school with different loaches?

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:01 am

arent histies rare in nz?
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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by Leanne » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:44 pm

I have five that are about 13 years old. The largest is about 7", the smallest about 4". I think I should probably get a couple of babies soon, just to liven things up, and to give them a little time to grow up while my shoal is aging gracefully. :wink:

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Re: Please Post the size and age of your oldest Yoyo..

Post by raedeon » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:28 pm

Would love to post a picture, or even see one of my large Yoyos...
~5" @ 1.25 years in my tank. Who knows how old they were when they got to the store, and how long they were in the store. There was a batch that was there for about 6 months at one point.
21 Sids :o

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