Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-10-2008, 06:36 PM   #11
AA Team Emeritus
Ziggy953's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
I think this is one of those questions that the answer is more of an educated guess rather then fact. I would say that in the home aquarium the conditions are the main factor in how long something is going to live. The better maintained a system is the better chance you have of enjoying your fish for a long time. My tank is young in the grand scheme of things only 3 years old but the first fish I ever put in the tank is still with me, again how old was it when I got it? I don't know. Unless you breed a fish, like a clown, and raise the young yourself it is hard to really say how long they are going to live and there again it all depends on how balanced your system is.

Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
usmcmarc's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Greenwood Lake, NY
Posts: 532
Send a message via AIM to usmcmarc Send a message via MSN to usmcmarc Send a message via Yahoo to usmcmarc
Originally Posted by Lance M. View Post
How would they be able to tell how old it is?
I don't know...Carbon Dating?

usmcmarc is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
German blue ram life expectancy? Cichlid Discussion 14 02-09-2013 11:19 PM
Astra Snail Life Expectancy bladeruner143 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 06-30-2006 01:45 AM
*Powerheads? Life Expectancy xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 04-23-2005 02:27 PM
What is the life expectancy of a peppermint shrimp? noobtank Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 12-03-2004 12:05 AM
R/O membrane life expectancy karlseith Saltwater Reef Aquaria 17 06-10-2004 08:55 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.