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Old 10/28/2020, 02:03 PM   #1
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How old is your oldest fish?

Not sure if this has been done before but I was curious about how old some of our fish can get. Speaking for myself, I have a Blue Tang I purchased at my LFS 9 years ago. She was maybe a little bigger than a quarter. She's doing great and lives in a 175g bowfront FOWLR tank with a 55g sump. She is much more skittish than her tank mates which include a Yellow, Naso and Scopus Tang with a File fish, and Koran Angel along with some bottom dwellers like a Scooter Blenny and a Watchman Goby. Her hidey hole is pretty huge because she has gotten rather large over the years and even after all this time, she still bolts for it when I walk up to the tank. And NO her name is not Dory but everyone and I mean EVERYONE calls her that... So again, I was just curious how some old other fish were and seeing a pic would great if you choose to post one.

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Old 10/28/2020, 03:21 PM   #2
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I have a clown that is 15yrs old. 120g tank that has been continuously running for 15 yrs. Clown was the first fish.

120g DT 100lbs LR / 200 lbs LS, 45g fuge, VectraM1 Return, Herbie drain, 4x RW-8, 2x AI Hydra 26 w AWM, ASM G2, Apex controller, Apex BoB w floats ATO
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Old 10/28/2020, 07:24 PM   #3
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I have 3 clowns that are 12 years old. Have made it from the start for me.

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Old 11/08/2020, 04:58 PM   #4
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I have a clownfish for about 14 years. This thing went from male to female, goes thru 4 upgrade, in the sump back to the display tank. She is a mean sob. She bites draw blood from my hand. I hooked her with fishing hook. Yep she still bite me today during water change

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Old 01/31/2021, 09:21 PM   #5
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I have a bunch of fish over 10 years old, my oldest is an almost 14 year old Achilles tang.

325g mixed reef sps dominated, 550g Total volume.

Current Tank Info: 325 DT/ 550g Total
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Old 02/01/2021, 11:27 AM   #6
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I’ve got a 10 year old C. eibli and a 7 year old Venustus Angel.


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50 Breeder Quarantine Tank, 240 Miracles Finally up and running, 29 Biocube - AI Nano
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