08-19-2011, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by martian123
I have heard between 10 and thirty years depending on what size tank it is kept in and if you were breeding it a lot. Its hard to tell exactly how old it is because you never know how long it was sitting in the store unless it was born in your tank
i suppose that is a good point, i didn't think about that. i'd have to imagine that the younger you get it from the store the longer it will live, since stores don't tend to be the best places for fish (small tanks, lots of fish, etc). of course, i've also heard that the smaller they are the more likely they are to die of unknown causes.