my fan tail gold fish died today. It was 16 years old. Im told that that is very old. What is the normal life span of this type of fish?
- pearlmarLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
According to this, one in a tank lives about 10 years.
"Despite things like predators and weather conditions, fantails in a pond can be expected to live about twice as long as an aquarium-dwelling fish."
- 4 weeks ago
That's a good age . Average tends to be about 12 years .
- TrishaLv 41 month ago
They don't make it past adolescence.
- Barkley HoundLv 71 month ago
Average is 5-10 years but they can live as old as 25.
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- BortLv 61 month ago
Google results say they live to be around 20 years old. Doesn't mean they definitely will live 20 years. 16 is pretty old for that breed of fish to be.