Originally Posted by i3k
corys live 18yrs? they do seem like stress free fish...they don't let anything bother them...when i vacuum the gravel they just start digging right around the tube like it's nothing.
Yeah that amazed me! Like I said everything says 6 years, but if someone has kept them for 18 it's certainly possible. I cycled my first tank with Cories (before I knew any better) and they're still kicking, but it's probably that type of situation which makes most fish either expire early or expire at the predicted time. I think if you can get a tank raised fish who is never stressed too much, never injured, never gets a disease and you keep up the maintenance perfectly, you could see these figures or better... We'll have to wait and see.