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    Default Lifespan..

    what fish do you have/had for the longest lifespan? really curious as iv been keeping the same tank for about a year and a half, have kept a few different species but the only ones i still have from day 1 are the peppermint bristle nose..whats the longest you have had 1 fish for?

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    I had a Betta for 3.5 years. I expect my Discus to last a lot longer than that.
    Whatever

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    my m.boesemani are over 4 years old.

    and my peppermints would be even older.
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    Our male black calvus is at least 3yrs old and my Uaru are probably over 5yrs.

    Its not unusual for some cichlids to live past 10yrs or even 15yrs especially Oscars and Red Devils

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    mangrave jacks are said to live up to 40

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    Here's an interesting link.

    http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/be...a/lifespan.htm

    Am pleased to see the few loaches listed go for 10+ years.

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    My bristlenose is about seven years old.
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    Nice to see even simple tetras get a good innings. Good list! Trouble is - I'm sure it'll make me even more guilty if I loose some fish in that period...
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    I met a woman in a fish shop and she had a tetra (i think it was a black widow, i think... it might have been a bleeding heart, basically it was a round shaped tetra) and she said that it was about 7 years old.

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    I had 2 siamese fighters make it to 5.5 years and 6 years (assuming they were about 4 months old when I bought them)

    Was sooooo sad when I eventually lost my oldest boy. The other one I bred and still have 3 of his sons so the line continues

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    I know of some 7 or 8 year old Cardinal Tetras.
    Whatever

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    Goldfish have been the longest lived fish for me.

    Between 10 and 12 years for the last few Orandas I kept

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    Quote Originally Posted by To Many Choices View Post
    I met a woman in a fish shop and she had a tetra (i think it was a black widow, i think... it might have been a bleeding heart, basically it was a round shaped tetra) and she said that it was about 7 years old.
    now that you mention it, i just remembered i have 3 bleeding heart tetras that are probably around 4 years old. they are the last of an original school of 6 bought back in '07.
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    I've got at least two koi that are pushing 14 and some golden orfe that are around 12 back in England, now in my mum and dads pond/lake. In aus my older fish would be a 3 1/2 year old betta, I've only lived here 5 years though!

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    I have a pristella tetra that is over 5. I think it'll die sometime this year though as it is looking pretty old.

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