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Old 12/31/2007, 11:01 AM
Chihuahua6 Chihuahua6 is offline
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Who's got the oldest fish?

The oldest DSB thread is very interesting so I thought I would post the oldest fish thread. It's great to hear long term success stories in this hobby. So tell us about a fish you have kept for 6+ years, how big it was when you got it and how much it has grown. Maybe post what you feed it and the size of your tank too. I can't really respond. I haven't had any of my tanks set up for over two years before I either moved or downsized. Hopefully this new one will be a different story.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:07 AM
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I have a 7.5 year old false Percula. This guy was about 3/4" when I got him. Now he's about 3.5". He's lived thru my hair algae outbreak, a bad stint and worse cure for flatworms AND a killer outbreak of ICH. Been feeding him marine 2 pellets, but he mainly thrives on copepods from my fuge. I always see him hunting in the rocks when the lights first come on.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:18 AM
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I have a yellow tang and a pair of clarkii clowns I got in '98
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:22 AM
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I have a Purple Tang from '99 living in a 220 gallon tank.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:37 AM
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I have a leopard ctenopoma (freshwater) that I have had since 1997.

http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2635
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:40 AM
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I had a red eye tetra (freshwater) for about 10 years.

Pretty good when the life expectancy is about 4.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:45 AM
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I've an 8 year old clown loach & 7 year old polypterus senegalus if FW counts.
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:02 PM
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I have had several fish in the 12-13 year old range. They were still alive and kicking when I sold my last system complete. Thye included a Hippo Tang, Sailfin Tang, Cinammon Clown and a PITA 3 stripe Humbug Damsel.
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:16 PM
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Quote:
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I had a red eye tetra (freshwater) for about 10 years.

Pretty good when the life expectancy is about 4.
I have some of those that are 16!
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:22 PM
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hippo tang Purchased in June 95
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:59 PM
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Nice Hippo Tang. How big is it? What does it eat? How big when you got it?
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Old 12/31/2007, 02:13 PM
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clown loaches are my wifes fav fish. We had 10 in a 75 gallon planted. they all gew to almost 5 inches. We gace them to a LFS that has a 300 freshwater planted tank. Needless to say they are doing great.
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Old 12/31/2007, 03:10 PM
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My oldest fish is a yellow tang about 6-7 years.

I know someone who has a clown that is aprox. 17 years.
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Old 12/31/2007, 03:13 PM
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Nice Hippo Tang. How big is it? What does it eat? How big when you got it?

He was about 1" long and is about 10" now and eats about anything!
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Old 12/31/2007, 03:25 PM
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wow sweet on that hippo tang thats awesome!
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:31 AM
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very nice fish
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:34 AM
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Not mine but 27 year old clowns:

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