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09-26-2013 08:39 PM
Mizuhuman Wow, what a interesting looking fish and "Granddad" what a suitable name.
09-26-2013 07:48 PM
thechibi Is it bad that I like that they made him a fish food birthday cake?
09-26-2013 03:16 PM
ipkiss B..But, aren't koi's known to fairly easily get to over 50 years? I believe the record is over 200. Or they don't count on this list since its a pond fish?
09-26-2013 03:00 PM
msjinkzd i don't even own one! LOL
09-26-2013 02:52 PM
somewhatshocked I would settle for a dedicated webcam focused on them.
09-26-2013 01:54 PM
msjinkzd big fish are really hard to photograph, you need multiple flashes. I am WAY overdo on an update on my big guys.
09-26-2013 12:35 PM
somewhatshocked Wish you folks with all these awesome fish would post tons more photos and stories!

Was up half the night reading about old fish in captivity.
09-25-2013 11:40 PM
msjinkzd you rapscallion!
09-25-2013 11:39 PM
plantbrain 22 Year old Gold nugget, and a 20 years old Synodontis, but both could have lived longer I suspect.

I'm just a fish killer.
09-25-2013 09:13 PM
Lowe That is awesome. Kudos to those at the Shedd for 80 years of awesome husbandry.
09-25-2013 09:07 PM
ThatGuyWithTheFish European eels live 50-60 in the wild.
09-25-2013 08:39 PM
msjinkzd haha, And I have only had mine or 8 or 9 years! I had the graet, great pleasure of seeing Solomon David present this weekend. Man, so many neat fish and so much cool conservation work being done in the US (gar, paddlefish, sturgeon, etc)!
09-25-2013 07:15 PM
somewhatshocked P.S. Reading these articles reminds me of Rachel's own monsters. Go check them out ASAP.

And this link and this one.
09-25-2013 07:07 PM
somewhatshocked You're right - definitely older than 80.

I had no idea he was that old when I saw him last year. Just thought it was 30-40 years.

Always floored to see fish kept in captivity for so long. Gives me hope for so many of the aquatic species that are endangered.
09-25-2013 06:47 PM
msjinkzd Grandad! He was in a presentation on primitive fish that I attended this past weekend

To clarify, he has been part of the exhibit for 80 years, and was full sized when added. So it is older than 80!
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