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My fish is old!!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by meandmycatromeo, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. meandmycatromeo

    meandmycatromeo New Member

    First I got three fish in January, and 2 of them died. And the one that did not die, is still alive! he is 7 months old! do you have a fish that is that old? because I did not know if fish can live that long.
  2. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    I have had goldfish and convicts for 3+ years, I think it depends on what species of fish because some I think have shorter livespans than others, that is if they died naturally and not because of bad water quality, or somthing along those lines.
  3. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    I have a panda cory that will be around 2 this December. He's my oldest fish I have right now.

    When I was younger I had a red eye tetra that outlived all my other fish and made it to around 4 years.
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    What kind of fish are they? Depending on the species, some fish will only live for 1 - 2 years while other fish (like goldfish & some cichlids) can live 15 - 20+ years.

    My oldest fish would be my oscar and a few african cichlids. They're about 2 1/2 years old.

    I had a betta that lived to be about 3 years old (assuming he was around a year old when I got him).

  5. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i have a silver dollor thats is around 3 1/2 years
  6. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    Tea like said all depends on species. Goldfish live long. My oldest fish is my full sized blue gourami, i dont know how old he is cuz i got him with the tank, and i dont know how old the person bought it or how old he was kept. My oldest fish will be my convict, most convicts live 10 years +.

    So yea tell us the fish species and we can help u out.
  7. hooterhead

    hooterhead New Member

    my yellow stripe maroon clown is about 3 now.
  8. kc5gvn

    kc5gvn New Member

    When given good care the freshwater Killie Fish has the shortest natural lifespan that I know of which is generally 2 years maximum.
  9. OnixRevolution

    OnixRevolution New Member

    My Oscars lived to be about 16 years old before one just died of old age(probably), and the other we think died from a bad batch of feeder fish that all died while my parents where on vacation...they all rotted there and he was dead when my parents got back. Damn house sitter didn't say a thing.

    I had a rainbow shark that lived to be about 6 years old before Ich killed him, and an algae eater who lived through the Ich, also 6 years. I swear those things could survive a nuke attack.
  10. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    In my dads pond he had a goldfish for 9 years. It sadly past away in the winter.
  11. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    when fish are taken care of properly they can live a long happy life
  12. red devil

    red devil New Member

    My oldest fish is my angel fish hes 7 years i had a red tailed shark that was 5 but became sick and died i used to have a 6 year old oscar and i have two 4 year old convicts.
  13. darkrabbit213

    darkrabbit213 New Member

    I have a betta who is 1 1/2 and another who is 1yr.
  14. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    my jellybean blodd parrot is 4 years now and my redtail is about 2 1/2 years
  15. nick_no_11

    nick_no_11 New Member

    my red eyed tetra

    my red eyed tetra is 1 1/2 years old
  16. Fishfirst

    Fishfirst New Member

    My Red Bellys are 4 years old now, and my oldest sw fish my yellow tang is 6 years old. All these fish were dime in size when I got them... now my piranhas are 8-9 inches long and my yellow tang is 5 inches long.
    My oldest fish was a goldfish that I got when I was 5. He lived until I went to college in his 10 gallon tank (he was the only fish in there). That was 13 years!

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