I haven't posted to this forum in years, but an email reminded me that this forum is still alive.
I have recently thinned out my plants in my 55 G acrylic tank and restocked with new fish and it occurred to me that my tank is getting long in the tooth.
Researching the Internet, I started...
I have a Pristella tetra who is the last fish standing prior to a planned massive rescape. I was going to wait him out, as I figured he'd probably die of natural causes soon. He's 9. Yup. NINE YEARS OLD.
So my question is: how long do these guys typically live? Any idea? I thought it was...
Just wondering how old all you people who love the hobby just as much as I do are.
Hopefully we can discover new hobbyists that are around the same age as ou are and you can relate and make new friends!!
And please be honest. :)
What is the expected lifespan of a goldfish? My largest pond goldfish is around a decade old now.
May 3 2002, the oldest picture of her I can find at the moment:
And today May 3, 2009 (Amazing the improvement from a newer camera):
I tried to get roughly the same angle so you can see it's...