How old is your oldest tank mate? Is he/she healthy?

Paul B

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This fireclown is about 24 and still spawning with his 17 year old mate.



This mandarin died (by an accident) about 10 years old. Spawned his entire life



I lost this breeding pair of watchmans at about 12 years old.



Here they are as old retired watchmans



These guys lived and spawned for 7 years, I got them in the 70s.



This pair of hermits lived about 12 years and died a week apart.



I lost track of my other creatures because I can't find their birth certificate's
 

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Paul
Great photos and amazing record of healthy reef inhabitants. You should be proud of this accomplishment. I suspect in the wild, living that long would be like winning the lottery.
Doesn't make you wonder what the life expectancy is for our captive reef inhabitants? This could not be accomplished without healthy nutrition in my opinion.
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Doc, thanks for responding. All I have to feed is clams that I buy live, live blackworms and some Mysis. Of course the mandarins and pipefish get live baby brine shrimp in their feeder every day.
 
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