which fish you have/had the longest

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  1. Fuzzy

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    hi,just thought id start a general thread,could possibly see some interesting comments here......i have had a pair of breeding clowns for around 4years,but sold them around 3years ago and as far as i know,they were still alive last year...i currently have a cleaner wrasse for two years ,which dont happen very often in captivity as far as i know...what will also be cool to know is does the fish still look the same after so many years or does age kinda show a bit...so whos your longtime buddy?
     
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    Fuzzy

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    or we could even make it for two years and over? pointless a new guy (no offense new guy) states he has had a fish for 6months ... :blush:
     
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    my oldest fish is also my very first fish I bought. Blue Yellow Tail damsel. Bought it about October 2008. Wow, 5 years.
     
  5. NJH

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    Yellow tang had it now for 7 years.
     
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    Fuzzy

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    great..nice to see some high year numbers..if that makes any sense lol...
     
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    Cleaner wrass caught in tk 5 years convict surgeon 5 years all so tk tomato clown 5 years
     
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    breedig pair of clowns - almost 4 years , cleaner wrasse and bicolour blenny - 3 and a half years. clowns were the first livestock i added when i started.
     
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    Yip, same here.
    Had mine now for 3 years since we moved from London to SA.
     
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    Besides the yellow tang as mentioned I also have a Tomini that Is almost six years with me.
     
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    nice guys! i see cleaner wrasse are living long,im glad...they were always known to die after two or three months...i guess the ones that wont eat what you feed.. mine waits for food...
     
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    Blue Yellow Tail damsel too...almost 3 years now.
     
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    A Percula - 4 years as long as I have been reefing
     
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    interesting to see a few of the same types popping up so far...
     
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    meh my first clown... 1 and half years
     
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    Had a mantis shrimp for 2 & a half years...
     
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    Had my comet for ages...at least 5 years. Locally caught dusky wrasse almost as long.
     
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    Hi All.
    Mono,yellow tang and giant Duisimeri(pencil surgeon) about 13 years.The pencil could fit in a matchbox when bought now 30+ cm.Other fish from 5 to 8 years. :thumbup:.A few others would have been 13 years if they had not jumped last year.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Don
     
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    Purple tang 4 years , orange shoulder tang 3 years
     
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    bump :)
     

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