View Full Version : wrasse life span

09/22/2017, 12:59 PM
Hello, im just wondering about the life span of wrasses. A month ago, my exquisite wrasse (purchased about 3 years ago) started slowing down, hiding more, eating less, etc. and within a few weeks it died.

Now, my leopard wrasse (also got aroun 3.5 years ago) is starting to do the same thing, hiding, etc.

From reading around, it seems that this is how fish die of old age. is this true? anyone else experience this ?

09/22/2017, 01:47 PM
I have read reports of these guys going 8-10 years. Never kept one myself.

09/22/2017, 05:25 PM
I've had a mystery wrasse for four years but is starting to slow down ,eat less and losing some body mass. This has been gradual, and I've attributed it to age. The same thing happened with an exquisite wrasse after three years. As yours, this one soon died.

09/24/2017, 03:50 AM
Seems to be no general consensus on the subject. From my research, most wrasses seem to live 3-4 years, although I've also read that they can live twice as long.

09/24/2017, 02:50 PM
IME, I've had a few wrasses live for 5+years.

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