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« on: February 03, 2008, 01:25:53 AM »

I have Zebra Danios and Cherry Barbs. I was wondering what their life expectancy is? Obviously there are numerous factors that would be indicativemof how long they live for but generally speaking if well taken care of, how old do they get?
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 04:26:54 AM »

I have a zebra danio that is more than three years old.  He is the lone surviver of the ones I was given three years ago.  A friend had them before that but I don't know how long.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 10:17:11 AM »

at least 5 years is average for those species.  The cherry barbs can live years longer than that.  The zebras not as long. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 12:03:48 AM »

These 2 sites have the lifespans for many popular fish:
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 12:11:49 AM »

My zebras made it to 4 years old... and that's after surving a cycle with no water changes... yikes!!! (That was before I came here, obviously.)

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 12:34:23 AM »

Some are okay, some tend to be on the short side, some are way too short - Figure 8 puffers should average about 14-15 years - my oldest jumped out of his tank at 18 years+.

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