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 HOw long do Goldfish live?????

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Pyro336
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PostSubject: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   7/18/2010, 9:20 am

I got some feeder fish to help set up my goldfish tank about 3.5 years ago, one lived and I've had him ever since he grew to about 6 inches.
Any way i noticed that the past two days he wasn't doing to well and this morning he died. How long do the normal feeder gold fish live for?? I just want to make sure its not me that killed him...
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RedDeadDuster
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   7/18/2010, 10:06 am

"The longest lived of all the popular freshwater fish is the goldfish. If provided proper feeding and a clean, healthy environment, these fish can live up to 15 years. The oldest reported goldfish actually lived into his 30s."
http://www.petplace.com/fish/life-expectancy-of-fish/page1.aspx

Don't worry to much about feeder goldfish dieing off, though. It is very likely that these fish were poor genetically as the breeder was never breeding them witht he intention of longevity. Constant inbreeding will eventually lead to shortly life spans (along with other problems and deformities).
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   7/18/2010, 3:45 pm

I regularly have feeders that grow to 6-10" and live for up to 3-8 years. Though mine are normally killed by the kids accidentally leaving the tap on to the troughs I put them in for mosquito control. Also had some die after I wormed the horses with a new wormer brand.

Needless to say, many factors can contribute to early demise. I have found the feeders to be much hardier than the blue orandas and other exotic types.
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cwillis
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 7:49 pm

my oldest is 13 years old 14 this summer.
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Elrollo
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 8:35 pm

The oldest comet goldfish to ever live was 43 years old named trish
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071105163201AA8ovJS

So I hope he enjoys the tank and you enjoy him lol
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cwillis
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 8:38 pm

I better add my fish to my will so someone will take care of them when I'm gone!
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ornate12
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 9:03 pm

Hi I have 2 ornate bichirs and a Syn. Angelicus cat that are now 20 years old. I hope that I can keep them for many more years. As long as I don't do anything stupid they might live for a few more years. I can only hope!

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Elrollo
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 10:25 pm

Wow that is awesome anyone who keeps fish longer than 10 years is doing something right. yes
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ornate12
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 10:50 pm

It's called luck. Moving them outside each year, water changes , hurricanes and jumping out of tanks or ponds. Yea It's luck !
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wblueus
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 11:33 pm

I read about a guy somewhere on the east coast i think that bought a black pacu back in 1967 i believe it was and the pacu is still alive today
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ornate12
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/18/2011, 11:50 pm

Thats wild, fish are quite hardy.
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PostSubject: Re: HOw long do Goldfish live?????   1/19/2011, 12:55 am

The oldest living creatures live in the sea.
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