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Robin asked in PetsFish · 1 month ago

my fan tail gold fish died today. It was 16 years old. Im told that that is very old. What is the normal life span of this type of fish?

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  • 1 month ago
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    According to this, one in a tank lives about 10 years.

    "Despite things like predators and weather conditions, fantails in a pond can be expected to live about twice as long as an aquarium-dwelling fish."   

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  • 4 weeks ago

    That's a good age . Average tends to be about 12 years .

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  • Trisha
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    They don't make it past adolescence.

    • Tobi3 weeks agoReport

      If you keep them in a bowl maybe

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  • 1 month ago

    Average is 5-10 years but they can live as old as 25.

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  • Bort
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Google results say they live to be around 20 years old. Doesn't mean they definitely will live 20 years. 16 is pretty old for that breed of fish to be. 

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