Orion Joins the 20+ Club

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Orion Joins the 20+ Club

Post by Icewall42 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:23 am

My last remaining clown loach, Orion, turned 20 years old this year. Bought him when he was a wee thing in 2001 and had him ever since. Even flew him on an airplane from Alaska to Pennsylvania when I moved. His eyes are clouded from a previous disease but otherwise looks good. Will get a picture but his tank is full of algae. I think he’s 8-9” long but still does the loachy dance.

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Post by redshark1 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:47 am

Well done, its a great landmark to achieve.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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Post by Icewall42 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:46 am

I don't actually know if he's male or female, I never could tell, but here he is happy with his algae frisbee. (Apologies for the dirty glass/tank :D)

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Post by redshark1 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:15 pm

Hard for me to say the gender. My females are bigger (10 to 11.5 inches), much fatter and behave differently to the males (6 to 8 inches). Having one fish is difficult to compare. I don't know if they develop the same if the opposite sex isn't present.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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Post by Icewall42 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:19 pm

Huh, interesting. Orion grew up with another bigger and fatter clown, so he was always on the smaller, less chunky side. He also wasn't the dominant. I tend to think male in that case but who knows!

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