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LouiseAnn

Species Specific Life Expectancy

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Hello everyone ✌️️

Curious about what species of our beloved wet pets are the longest living on average.

Not including comets please.

If you could please answer the below 5 questions about any/all of your fish I should be able to work out an average

Region:

Type:

Imported or Local:

Age:

Cause of death:

I'll start with my fish in the comments.

Thank you ❤️❤️

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Region: Chinese

Type: Oranda Jumbo

Imported or Local: Import

Age: 3

Cause of death: sudden.

Region: unknown

Type: Oranda

Imported or Local: Import

Age: 4

Cause of death: Dropsy

Region: Chinese

Type: Ranchu

Imported or Local: Import

Age: 1 year

Cause of death: ulcer

Region: unknown

Type: Fantail

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 5

Cause of death: alive

Type: Fantail number 2

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 5

Cause of death: alive

Type: Black Moore

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 5

Cause of death: alive

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This is a little misleading - all our goldfish are the same species of cyprinid, carassius auratus.

It's more accurate to call them types or varieties, even breed. But unless you're talking of genetic hybrids and species crosses, they're all the same fish. Just for clarity's sake.

That said, some varieties of fancies, in particular, seem shorter lived on average than some of the longer bodied, less selectively bred varieties. A lot of this has to do as much with the richness of diet and the tank conditions as anything related to their body type. It is much harder to keep a closed aquarium system ideal for goldfish than a pond, and temperature makes a difference in longevity.

Anyway, those are my thoughts.

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Region: Unknown
Type: Fantail
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: 7
Cause of death: Dropsy
 
 
Region: Unknown
Type: Telescope
Imported or Local: Unknown 
Age: 6.5
Cause of death:  Dropsy
 
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Moor/Telescope
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: 6
Cause of death: Dropsy
 
Region:Unknown
Type:Telescope
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: 4
Cause of death: Dropsy
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Fantail
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: I had him less than a year
Cause of death: Sudden
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Telescope
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: I only owned her about 2 months
Cause of death: Dropsy 
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Telescope
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: Owned less than a year
Cause of death: Euthanized due to chronic swim bladder issues
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Telecope
Imported or Local: Unknown
Age: Owned Less than a year
Cause of death: Infection due to injuries caused by other fish

 

 

 
 
So yea most of my fish have suddenly pineconed and died within a week of showing symptoms. Only One fantail was a completely unexpected sudden death and I still don't know what was wrong with him. I had a comet that I had for almost 9 years too. All but one of the fish that pineconed lived inside. Though one was in the pond after recovering from dropsy and then relapsed out there.
 
I didn't do ALL of my fish right now because I have 31 live ones right now so I just did the ones that have died in the past 2 years. The ones I had die before then I believe was due to my poor caretaking

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much for the info

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Region:Unknown
Type: Ryukin
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 2
Cause of death: Unknown
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Crown Pearlscale
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 3
Cause of death: unknown
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Fantail
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 6 months
Cause of death: deformed swim bladder
 
This one is X3:
Region:China
Type: Ranchu
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 3 years
Cause of death: alive
 
This one is X2:
Region:Unknown
Type: Ryukin
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 6 years
Cause of death: alive
 
Region:Unknown
Type: Veiltail
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 6 years
Cause of death: alive

 

Region:Unknown
Type: Fantail
Imported or Local: Import
Age: 3 months
Cause of death: alive
 
This one is X6:
Region:Ohio
Type: Top View Ranchu
Imported or Local: Domestic Bred
Age: 6 months
Cause of death: alive

 

 

 

 

 

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Only a year into the hobby so I don't count but still. Have a fish (one of my two original fish) that's still alive after that year of mistakes. A little Ryukin, from crappy Walmart. I'll put my deaths so far and cause. ALL FISH EXCEPT ONE WHICH I WILL MENTION WERE GOTTEN AS TINY BABIES.

Type: Ryukin

Owned for maybe 8 months - from yucky Walmart tank

Aggressive tumor recurrence from early age, succumbed to Hexamita HITHD and septicemia

Type: Ryukin

Owned for a few months - from local breeder

Death, filter accident, fish was totally healthy. Rookie error.

Type: fantail

Age 2 years, owned for few months - local breeder

Swim bladder issues that began after consumption of gravel that worsened until I decided to euthanize. My error. Fish had a 100% detached swim bladder upon necropsy, issue was not congenital.

Type: moor

Owned less than a month - yucky Walmart tanks

Death: sudden and unexplained

Type: fantail

Owned several months - yucky Walmart tanks

Never grew past the less than 1 gram it weighed when I got it. Runted fish. Found bloated and stuck to the filter intake one morning. Wasn't dead, but didn't survive the next 24 hours.

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This is interesting to see :)

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So very interesting to see.

Thanks everyone for your info so far!

I wish I had asked an additional question though.

Oh well. The data should still be good

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Region: Unknown

Type: Fantail

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 7

Cause of death: Dropsy

Region: Unknown

Type: Telescope

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 6.5

Cause of death: Dropsy

Region:Unknown

Type: Moor/Telescope

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 6

Cause of death: Dropsy

Region:Unknown

Type:Telescope

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: 4

Cause of death: Dropsy

Region:Unknown

Type: Fantail

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: I had him less than a year

Cause of death: Sudden

Region:Unknown

Type: Telescope

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: I only owned her about 2 months

Cause of death: Dropsy

Region:Unknown

Type: Telescope

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: Owned less than a year

Cause of death: Euthanized due to chronic swim bladder issues

Region:Unknown

Type: Telecope

Imported or Local: Unknown

Age: Owned Less than a year

Cause of death: Infection due to injuries caused by other fish

So yea most of my fish have suddenly pineconed and died within a week of showing symptoms. Only One fantail was a completely unexpected sudden death and I still don't know what was wrong with him. I had a comet that I had for almost 9 years too. All but one of the fish that pineconed lived inside. Though one was in the pond after recovering from dropsy and then relapsed out there.

I didn't do ALL of my fish right now because I have 31 live ones right now so I just did the ones that have died in the past 2 years. The ones I had die before then I believe was due to my poor caretaking

May I ask if your fish are kept in a pond or tank?

Thank you

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All except one of the deaths were in tank.

 

The telescope I owned for less than 2 months that dropsied was in pond

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