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How Long Different Pet Fish Live

When choosing a pet fish, it’s better to learn all the possible information about it, like what kind of water it prefers, what it eats, whether it changes its color or not, how long it lives, and more. For example, guppies live for around 2 years, and goldfish, for more than 10.

We at 5-Minute Crafts decided to find out how long different kinds of pet fish can live.

Guppy — 2 years

The life expectancy of a guppy may vary quite a bit, but generally, it’s around 2 years. It’s one of the most popular types of pet fish because they are highly adaptable and can thrive in different environmental conditions.

Siamese fighting fish — 3-5 years

With the right care and food, this fish can live anywhere from 3 to 5 years. A big tank, a lot of decorations, hiding places, and a protein diet can help the fish live longer.

Clownfish — 5-6 years

In the wild, this fish lives from 6 to 10 years, but in fish tanks, it’s usually less, as not all fish make it to 6 years old. This is probably because of less-than-perfect life conditions.

Chromis — 8-15 years

This beautiful fish is one of the simplest to take care of, even for beginners. On average, the Chromis lives for 8-15 years. If your fish is healthy, you can expect it to live more than 10 years given the right care.

Goldfish — 10 years

In a fish tank, a goldfish can live for around 10 years or more. But a short life expectancy is explained by bad care and a poor environment. If they are left in darkness for some time, they change color and become almost gray because fish produce pigment like human skin does when it tans.

Discus — 10 years

The discus fish are loved by many for their appearance. They love eating and consume almost anything they see. In fish tanks, they live for around 10 years, like goldfish. But in some cases, they can live for 15 years.

Angelfish — 12 years

This fish is an ambush predator: they hunt smaller fish and small invertebrates. In perfect conditions, an angelfish with good genes can live for around 12 years. In the wild, they can live for up to 15 years.

Koi — 20 years

Koi are very beautiful fish that can live for around 20 years. They are quite hard to take care of but it’s definitely worth it.

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