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Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine wants to hear from you!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:08 am
by TFH_Blake
Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine wants to hear from you!
What species of fish have you kept longest in your home aquarium?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:35 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
I had a Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus) that lived to be 26 years old. He was quite a character. At feeding time, after the other fish had already been eating for a few minutes, my Clown Pleco would literally pounce in out of nowhere to the center of everything, making a grand entrance. Then he'd sit there for a moment on the bottom of the center of the tank as if he were waiting for the applause to die down before he went about his business of vacuuming up all the food he could find. I kept a large tall rock at the back of his tank (to hide the filter intake tube and the heater). My clown's favorite game was to swim quickly up one side to the top of that mountainous rock, perch at the peak for a moment with his fins fully extended, then slowly close his fins and drift head-first down the other side of the rock. That fish would do this for a half-hour straight sometimes, darting up the side of the rock, hesitating at the top, and coasting down the other side. Very entertaining to watch. I miss that fish terribly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:36 am
by thefishman84
We have had a Sailfin Pleco for 6 years now. My wife and I picked it out shortly after we first met. This Pleco has come with us when we moved to Colorado, and when we moved back to Illinois. It has a shelter under a piece of driftwood which it defends from all the other larger fish. Its cool to see a personality develop in your fish.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:07 pm
by meh
2 parrot cichlids. About 10 years old and they have actually been through all sorts of aquarium disasters and they still manage to breed up to this day

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:48 am
by Crazygar
Otocinclus, Pencilfish, Gold Tetras and Beaver the Betta (he lived 5 years).

Minus the Betta, all others not only lived their maximum life span but also managed to reproduce and generations were with me for a long time.

Gary