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How long do Cichlids live?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by :o)rosie:o), Feb 13, 2005.

  1. frankbliss

    frankbliss New Member

    How long does a sevrum live?

    I own a gold sevrum that I bought as a 1 inch juvinile in 1997 and she is still alive/swimming in 2010. She (egg layer) survived her mate who died a few years back. Both lived in a 35 gallon hex where they tended eggs with no success the whole time. I moved the two of them 475 miles across wyoming in 1999. She remains alone in the 35 hex in a quiet area of our home. So what I am saying is, they can live 13 years so far.
  2. HDrydr

    HDrydr New Member

    I've had cichlids live about 15 years I've had them my whole life I love the colors and their activity level.... The ones I have right now are about 2 1/2 years old. I took a break for several years..
    I have 3 mating pairs and they have produced alot of babies... I currently have approx 56 babies at the moment and another batch coming she hasn't released them from her mouth yet but I'd say within the week she will. She averages 10-15 so far.
    I keep the local pet store supplied :mrgreen: Wish some of the others would mate but guess not.. I had a great mating pair but when I tried to move her to the isolation tank she was just too weak from not eating that she didn't make it but I stripped the eggs and they all survived. I move them alot earlier now... :mrgreen:

    hearty fish they are!! Gold Sevrum's are nice lookin'
  3. George J. Jones

    George J. Jones New Member

    As per my experience 10 – 20 years.

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