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Old 06/23/2012, 08:36 AM   #26
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WOW!!! She looks really good for a lady of her years. Great job!


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Old 07/06/2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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Thanks for the update and the video. I only have 2 years on that fish.


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Old 07/06/2012, 10:11 PM   #28
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She looks great. I been trying to find occy's like her with the thin black lines and that stay all orange. Now they have darker lines and they get a dusting on top of black that darken them.
Think of all the eggs she has prolly laid in her time. Prolly a few hundred thousand or more.


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Old 07/07/2012, 12:03 AM   #29
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Happy Birthday Marilyn... Thanks alot for putting a smile on my face


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Old 07/14/2013, 11:33 AM   #30
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Marylin's 23rd Birthday

Happy 23rd Birthday Marylin!
She is still alive and well.

Interestingly, the clown I put in the tank with her several years ago is still very small, compared to its sibling, in a different tank, which has grown normally.


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Old 07/14/2013, 05:51 PM   #31
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Nice fish n nice anemone...great combo u hav there.


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Old 07/14/2013, 07:43 PM   #32
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What a great story! We too have "Nemo" with a very similar story. Though she is a little younger at 15 yrs old. She was one of the first fish in the tank and has been through everything with us too, from ick to velvet to a almost complete tank wipeout 1 1/2 yrs ago (Nemo was the only fish to survive). About 1 yr ago we added a BTA and she won't go near it. Not sure if the anemone crab has something to with it???...But we are going to add another BTA soon and see if that works.

Nemo tells me everything that is going on with the tank and will even eat out of your hand. And YES she does still attack me viciously during tank maintenance!

Hope Marilyn lives a long time. keep the updates coming.



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Old 07/15/2013, 07:40 AM   #33
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Happy 23rd! Congratulations to you for doing it right.


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Old 07/15/2013, 03:19 PM   #34
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Is she producing any offspring?


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Old 07/15/2013, 07:15 PM   #35
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Marylin's 23rd Birthday

In response to the question on breeding ....
I have never witnessed any breeding or egg laying behavior. I suspect she might have been too old when he became a she.


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Old 07/15/2013, 07:38 PM   #36
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ya for Marilyn


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Old 07/09/2016, 08:49 AM   #37
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Wink Life goes on!

It seemed Marylin was in need of hospice care recently. She "almost" completely stopped eating for the better part of two weeks. She was very lethargic, wedging herself in, in the back of her cave. I kept offering piscine, and she would eat only a couple. My wife offered that she was having trouble swallowing, which is typical of folks near the end of life.

She finally started eating again, a few small pellets at first, and now back to many. While she is nowhere near as active as last year, and has not laid an egg nest in many months, she is not on death's door either.

Happy 26th Birthday Marylin!


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Old 07/09/2016, 11:13 AM   #38
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Old 07/09/2016, 11:35 AM   #39
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Wow great job keeping her all these years and happy birthday! My ocellaris clowns are with me for 10 yrs now.


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Old 07/09/2016, 01:10 PM   #40
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Old 07/09/2016, 01:13 PM   #41
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It's really great to hear of a wonderful long term success story like yours and Marilyn. We often hear of tank crashes and such. I also think of the many organisms that have suffered due to my inexperience, ignorance and then I get sad...

Congrats for sure!


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Old 07/09/2016, 06:30 PM   #42
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Very cool success story. I would feel honored if one of my fish made it 26 years.

Congrats!


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Old 07/09/2016, 11:34 PM   #43
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Marylin's 26th Birthday

Thanks to all of you for all the positive feedback. It is needed, as I have to tell you, after 26 years I really don't look forward to cleaning another filter

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Old 07/09/2016, 11:49 PM   #44
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Wow! That's great. Keep up the good work.


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Old 02/21/2018, 11:47 PM   #45
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2018 and still “kicking”. 😉


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Old 02/21/2018, 11:49 PM   #46
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2018 and still enjoying life. She is approximately 28 years old.


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Old 02/22/2018, 04:51 AM   #47
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SO awesome! This is a fantastic story.


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Old 02/22/2018, 10:37 AM   #48
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Very cool story, and good info shared!


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Old 02/22/2018, 11:12 AM   #49
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Any chance of a current pic or video?

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This video is a few years old but it’s a good one:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4...G1hd19lT3J2Vjg


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