View Full Version : 20 year old damsel

01/13/2007, 01:04 AM
A friend of mine just lost her little yellowtail damsel that was purchased in 1987!!! It was the tankmate of a stars n stripes puffer that I believe is about 15yrs. old. The puffer could have eaten the little guy without even knowing it, he's probably 24'' long and very round.

01/13/2007, 01:06 AM
It's a shame for it to die so prematurely. :)

01/13/2007, 01:45 AM
ahh, he lived a good full life.

01/13/2007, 01:48 AM
:eek: I hope my fish will live that long. Thats amazing, not that it died but that it was around for so long lol

01/13/2007, 01:51 AM
It's cool that a little damsel could live so long. Makes me wonder how long the puffer is going to be around. I'm thinking it's got a longer lifespan than that.

01/13/2007, 05:04 AM
That is cool, I never knew they could live that long.

01/13/2007, 05:57 AM
I've had a yellowtail for 11 years. Hopefully, he makes it to 20........

01/13/2007, 07:03 AM
for all of you that have that evil damsel in your tank....there goes your hopes of he kickin it on his own.
Sorry to hear about your Damsel

01/13/2007, 07:17 AM
that is a long time with one fish, its seems most people don’t even stay in the hobby that long, and is even more rare to keep a fish alive that long. sounds like a Responsible Reefer to me.