lifespan of Guppies & Platys

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by 0morrokh, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Ok, one site tells me 2 yrs for Platys and 8 mths for Guppies, and another tells me 4 or 5 yrs for both. (And the majority of sources don't give any lifespan info) ??? ???

  2. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    I'd say a good few years

  3. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    It has beenn my experince that most guppies and other livebearers have about a 2-3 year life span.
    There are exceptions, but that has been what I have seen as a rule over the past 25 years of fish keeping.


  4. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    WOW, 25 years, I think I'll go with the 2-3 years! Is that based on mid-sized ones you bought from a store, or ones you raised from fry?
  5. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    I think you read his post wrong. The fish live 2-3 years. Dino's experience is 25 plus years. ;)
  6. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    2-3 years from fry born here.

  7. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    TWENTY FIVE YEARS. I suppose thats nothing considering how old you are. I forgot how many centuries old are you again?
  8. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    lol, until I read the how many centuries part (forgot Dino was an alien) I was like whoa, thats not nice :D
  9. JasonWell Known MemberMember

  10. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    I will be 19,670,427 next month.
    Only 39 of it will have been in this body though.

  11. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

  12. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, that's what I meant, that Dino's experience is so long I'll go with what he says for lifespan. I wonder if any fish actually live 25 years? ;)

    OK, so I can probably expect my babies Sunspot and Promie to live 2-3 years, and Corona and Chromie from the store to live 1-2 years. Sorry...just thinking to myself... ;) I'm trying to get an idea of how long my fish will live. Now I'm wondering about the Otos...don't worry, I started another thread. ;)
  13. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    I have a 15 year old loach and a couple of ten year old goldfish here.

  14. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    Over 19 million years, what was the universe like 19million years ago? ;)
  15. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Wow, Dino, those are pretty old fish! What kind of loach?

    Ummm, I'm pretty sure the universe didn't exist 19 million years ago. What was Nothing like, Dino? ;)
  16. JonWell Known MemberMember

    lol the universe existed 19 million years ago... fish did as well... there were even hominids and such...

    I have heard of a gold fish living 41 years but goldfish have exceptionaly long lifespans...

    Guppies and platys can live a few good years and every once in a while you might get one that lives 4-5 years ... consider a sign they like the way you take care of them.
  17. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Wow, I had no idea they could live 41 years!
  18. JonWell Known MemberMember

    well its of course not a common occurence but wierd things happen ^,^
  19. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    the reccord for gold fish is like70+ years
  20. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember


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