lifespan of Guppies & Platys

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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) ??? ???
 

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I'd say a good few years
 

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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.

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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?
 

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0morrokh said:
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?
I think you read his post wrong. The fish live 2-3 years. Dino's experience is 25 plus years.
 

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2-3 years from fry born here.

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

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lol, until I read the how many centuries part (forgot Dino was an alien) I was like whoa, thats not nice
 

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lol
 

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

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lol
 
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Gunnie said:
0morrokh said:
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?
I think you read his post wrong. The fish live 2-3 years. Dino's experience is 25 plus years.
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.
 

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

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Over 19 million years, what was the universe like 19million years ago?
 
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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?
 

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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.
 
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Wow, I had no idea they could live 41 years!
 

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well its of course not a common occurence but wierd things happen ^,^
 

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the reccord for gold fish is like70+ years
 
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