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How Old is Your Oldest Fish?

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I was just thinking about average fish life spans in aquariums and I was wondering how old people's oldest fish were. Ive been in the hobby for 5 years now and I still have the first 2 clown fish I bought. Got them as juveniles from Cayes.

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I've got a pair of clowns in my parents tank that i would guess are 5-7 years old at least. I've had them now for about two years and i got them from a fellow reefer that had them for a couple years. Breed like crazy too.

 

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I have a pair of clowns I have had for 3 years and they came from a guy that got them as breeding adults 8 years before that. I have read articles of clowns lasting 20 years. I also have a chromis that I have had for 3 years. And an Golden Dwarf moray I got as an adult 2 years ago.

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7 for saltwater, 9ish for freshwater. A store I worked at in college has (still alive) some tomato clowns and a purple tang that got put in when they opened in 1983

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I have only had saltwater for a year now but still have my first fish. My record is longer with freshwater

 

 

Saltwater

 

 

Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea) 1 year (party)

False Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) 10 months

 

Freshwater

 

Golden Severum (Heros severus) 5 years

Angel fish (Pterophyllum Sp.) 5 years

Silver dollars (Metynnis argenteus) 8 years

Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus) 8 years

Redtail Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) 8 years

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I think I read some where that clowns have a life span of 30+ years. I have had mine for 2 1/2 years hoping to make it to 20+. Got my 2 from a RC guy as babies.....and I mean babies.

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Patrick at SWF has a pair of Maroon's that are 14 or so. Had them longer than his kids. I hate her, she makes me bleed often when my hands are in the tank and I forget to watch her.

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Patrick at SWF has a pair of Maroon's that are 14 or so. Had them longer than his kids. I hate her' date=' she makes me bleed often when my hands are in the tank and I forget to watch her.[/quote']

Lol, Ive heard they are mean

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I got my sixline about 9 months ago. Still going strong. She was teeny-tiny when I got her. Cleaned up the flatworms in my 2 gallon tank. She lives in my 10 gallon tank now. She's the owner of the tank, but is gracious enough to let everyone else share it with her.

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