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Old 09-01-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Lifespan of Fish

Hey everyone,

Just pondering away today and wondered...

Im spending all this money on fish, how long do they live?

If anyone has any old fish or knows lifespans on certain species would love to hear about it..!
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Old 09-01-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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Completely depends on the species. You should post what you're interested in. Fish range from 1 year to well over 50. Now, in captivity, that may be different than in wild as well, so post what you are interested in, I'm sure more people will know...
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The house I just bought came with a tank. The seller told me he had his blue hippo tang for almost 14 yrs now.
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Old 09-01-2005, 01:22 AM   #4
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some species i have and some im just curious about..

fish like

tangs - yellow, blue, sailfin, sohal etc..
angels - flames, coral beauties, maculosus, emperors, queens,
gobies - yellow head sleepers
clowns - all
shrimp - cbs and cleaners..

i know eels can live +20.. but have only had mine for 2 years... zebra moray and snowflake... any one have any old eels?
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feel free to chime in with any other fish guys!
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Old 09-01-2005, 01:38 AM   #6
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Clownfish - approx. 10 years in wild, 10+ in captivity
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:47 AM   #7
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Tangs 15-20 years
Angels (Big) 20-25
Angels (Dwarf and Centro) 12-15
Clowns 10-15

Just a guess from reading books and magazines. Doesn't seem so bad when you slap down that $150.00 for an Emperor, wouldn't you say. ($7.50 a year is a bargain)
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a great bargain!! thanks everyone, was really unsure on ages.. but a good 10-25 years is great!
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Oh man my tang died, she lived only a year. I have a post in sick fish or coral.
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$150 8O 8O 8O , i just got an emperor 2 days ago for $35.


How about wrasses
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