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What is the oldest fish you have owned or currently own?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by cichlidcichlid, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. cichlidcichlid

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    I will start it off with my 7 year old cichlid. What is yours?
     
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    The oldest fish I bought and actually raised would be my black skirt, who I've had almost a year now, but my oldest fish is my L-204 plec at 2 years old...
     
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    My 2 year old black skirt tetra. I haven't been in the hobby very long.
     
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    My 9 yr old convict, false green terror and green Severum. They were each pushing 10 inches
     
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    I used to have some 10-15 year old goldfish, but there was an incident and all but one died.

    Currently, my oldest fish are my 3 female mollies, which are around 1.5-2 years old now. Raised them from the fry, so they are some of my favorite fish.

    I would also have said my Black Moor, if I still had it, but I gave him away when he out-grew my tanks :( He would be about 2 years old now... and I wish I had him back, he would be a fine addition to my 75gal tank. Maybe some day I'll find another little one to raise :)
     
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    Marble angelfish, 10 years.
     
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    My pleco Grendel! 4 years, approx 1ft. Got from my old roomate a few years back b/c it ate his baby jd's (go figure and hence the name Grendel).
     
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    I have a yoyo loach that I got in 1989... so, 22 yrs? Somethin' like that.

    Mark
     
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    betta 3 years
     
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    My son has a Billy Bass that is getting up there in years.
     
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    Amazing!
     
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    A female convict around 8 years, she died when we had an ice storm and didn't have electricity for 9 days.
     
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    my 3 year old prickly sculpin
    raised her form 1/4 inch to the fat 7 inches she is now..might get a bit bigger

    1/2 inch(ignore time stamp my cam was dieing )
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    7 inches
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    Wesleydnunder do you think we could get a pick of that yoyo loach?
     
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    A friend gave me some Bolivian Rams at 2 years of age. I'd say they're 4 years now.
    I rediscoved the hobby 2 years now.
     
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    My flying fox ;D second fish I ever owned, he is pushing three years in january. I also had a red dwarf giurami (my very fish) for two years. only had fish tanks for three years in january :D
     
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    2 year old rosy red minnow i used to cycle my tank... also survived 3 months without power :p
     
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    I had a Striped Raphael Catfish that I would have had for three years in February. Unfortunately, he died after a big storm caused a three day power-outage last month :(
     
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    i've only been in the hobby for 4 years, so none of my fish are very old yet. my oscar is getting close to 3 years old if he isn't there already (got him in March of 2009 at just shy of 3 inches). my paratilapia polleni is about the same age (got him at a little bigger than the oscar not long after i got the oscar). my albino rainbow shark is probably the oldest of the bunch at about 3.5 years - he came home in mid 2008 as just an itty bitty lil guy.
     
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    FireDancer7905 I'm in love!

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    We had really pretty spotted goldfish, Spotty, for most of my childhood. It died when I was in hs, so it was probably 13 or so.
     

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