My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

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My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Post by redshark1 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:10 am

Happy New Year everyone.

I just managed a few pics at Clown Loach breakfast time this morning.

Anthia in her retreat:Image

Tiama to the right of my rescue cat Summer:
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Anthia pausing briefly between pellets:
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6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-five years of age on 01.01.19, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Post by Greek » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:35 pm

Wowowow! Great! Congrats for You and Your "sweet lil' loaches" :lol:

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Re: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Post by Bis » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:30 pm

Wow !!!!!!

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Post by NancyD » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:33 pm

Congrats to you redshark & your clowns! 22 years is amazing!
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Post by redshark1 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:05 pm

Thanks! We are all getting old together!
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-five years of age on 01.01.19, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:14 pm

Congratulations!! :D
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Re: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Post by bobleeno » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:32 am

Wow they're beauties :D

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Post by RD. » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:31 am

That's a very long time for any fish in captivity, well done!

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Re: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Post by zenins » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:12 pm

Congratulations :)

Currently, my oldest clown loaches are about 10 years old :)
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Post by Loachloach » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:18 am

Amazing fishkeeping redshark1.
It must be a great feeling to experience this. Your story always motivates me to take care of my clown loaches as long as it's in my abilities.
So many things can happen during such a long period of time that it seems impossible from my perspectives.
Well done to you. What a lucky bunch clown loaches.

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Post by redshark1 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:00 am

Thanks a lot for your comments.

My Clown Loaches come second in my priorities only to my immediate family.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-five years of age on 01.01.19, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Post by Caudelia » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:55 am

wow 22yrs and still counting!

congrats

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Post by Curtis » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:27 am

What do you typically feed your 22 year old clown loaches?

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Post by redshark1 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:25 pm

Hi, thanks for your question.

8am feed:
1 Cube of frozen bloodworm, thawed and rinsed and spread around the aquarium (by myself and partly by the water current).
1 level teaspoon of JMC catfish pellets spread around the aquarium.
20 freeze dried Gammarus shrimp, soaked for 15 mins in hot water and spread around the aquarium.

6pm feed:
1 level teaspoon of Tetra Prima spread around the aquarium.

I do change the diet around occasionally but this is what they get most days.

The fish spend a lot of time searching for their food around the aquarium. This gives them an activity and also shares out the food effectively.

I have always limited the amount of food and never been generous with it. Initially this was to preserve water quality. I have found they actually need very little.

Many thanks,
Steve.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-five years of age on 01.01.19, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Post by Curtis » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:06 am

Thanks for the information.

What temperature do you keep the clowns at?

I appreciate all the information, when you have someone that has had 22 years of success with clown loaches I think you should learn as much as you can from them.

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