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Old 01-24-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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How long do black skirt tetras live?

I have had my black skirts for a year now, and they were already 4 yrs old when my coworker gave them to (forced them upon) me. Is this unusual? How long do these guys live, anyway??
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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I'm not exactly sure but im quite impressed with the fact i read that danios can live for 7 years!
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:41 PM   #3
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I had my black skirts for 6 years. Terrific fish!!!!
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Awesome! I have had mine for about almost a year now, bought them when they were wee-bitty things. They really have great personalities, I'm glad to hear they will be around a while
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I've had mine for about... 2 years. I love them. Best fish I have I think. Well...close to the best.
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Okay this is a freaky, sad coincidence! I asked this question yesterday because I was watching my biggest one and he seemed to be moving a little slower than the rest. This morning I woke up and he was dead. I'm so bummed! I've gotten quite attached to these guys in the last year. I guess five years is a good long life, considering he spent the first four in my coworker's son's green cesspool of a tank.
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Bummer Sorry for your loss. Think you'll replace him?
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:22 PM   #8
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yes, I think so. They are one of my favorites, even if they ARE very common.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:46 PM   #9
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I have 2 of them in my 55 gallon tank that are 5 years old. That even after living 4 years in an overstocked under water changed 20 gallon tank.

I'm a big fan of them also. But my wife wanted guppies because they're more colorful.

I think the BST look like mini Angels in a way. I might just feed the guppies to my 75 gallon tank and tell her they died and fill the 55 with more BST.
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I have one that I think mose's kept as a pet lol its been through everything and one of the healthier fish I have lol I love them, quick little guys too lol
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