What was the oldest goldfish you have had?

captainsgirl captainsgirl
So as a child i used to always win goldfish at the fair. For some reason I had the trick and they always lived forever. Well I still have one of the damn things. He is 17 years old now..I called the pet store and he said they can live to 30...ahhhh. anyone want a fish? lol
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1 day
under a week
KrazyKandy
1  (2%)
couple months
spunkmonkey , Living Doll , Allison.Wilder , Cosmonaut , ShawnG , surreptitious , Sora , ViVix , Gleb , Kirill Klyuchnik , LavenderSkies
11  (24%)
1 year
Aishiteru , GONE! , Pejnya , DawnStar , LoneOokami , Vanille , Peggi , BrittaniMaree , ARPKasso , RedKyuubi , twelve13
11  (24%)
other
captainsgirl , BlooJay , KinkyKatieJames , eri86 , kendra30752 , PassionateLover2 , Allstars316 , gorgeous , RonLee , libbyv , raffi , Martiniman , Gdom , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , karenm , PropertyOfPotter , jennifur77 , "G" , potstickers , GirlinDaCorner , marshmallow , butts , dv8
23  (50%)
Total votes: 46
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03/22/2013
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
A month or two at the most.
03/22/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
A 17 year old goldfish, that's crazy! My sister has a beta fish (pretty much mine now since she's off at college) and he's almost 3 years old.
03/22/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I think I had some for about a year, but it might have been longer.
03/22/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I've never had fish.
03/22/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I had one that lasted about 5 years.
03/22/2013
eri86 eri86
My last gold fish was to long ago.
03/23/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by spunkmonkey
A month or two at the most.
DOES IT REALLY MATTER!!! What a weird question!
03/23/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I had two goldfish once, Fluffy and Bubbles. Fluffy died of natural causes in about 2 days, Bubbles died the next day. It can only be assumed that Bubbles died due to a broken heart. I've never owned another goldfish. They're too much damn work.



Yes, I really had two goldfish. Yes, I really named them Fluffy and Bubbles.
03/23/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
So as a child i used to always win goldfish at the fair. For some reason I had the trick and they always lived forever. Well I still have one of the damn things. He is 17 years old now..I called the pet store and he said they can live to 30...ahhhh. ... More
Other because I don't remember having a gold fish. I had a cat fish! I think it lasted maybe 7 months to a year? I don't really know. We had a tiny shark too. I remember once he got out of his tank and I woke up hearing a buzzing sound. He was lying on this box that plugged into this bubble making thing! LOL. He lived through it. I was like 7 at the time of the shark and my cat fish. I cried when my cat fish died. He died because my twin sister got her a cat fish, who was sick of course and he died like the same night we bought him, then it killed my damn cat fish! Because he contaminated him. I think.

Then we had just plain fish for several years, and then a few years ago I had puffer fish! I loved those things! And you know what? Come to think of it, my sister has basically been part of what killed all my fish! I suspect she poisioned my puffers when I was gone. I also had some pretty exotic yellow fish before I got the puffers, but they developed black spots and died like 2 years after I got them.

After the puffers went, I never got anymore.

HOLY F! Thirty years of having a gold fish. I'd get bored. My partner's grandmother collected deformed gold fish. She had HUGE tanks all in her house. They were so unique... some ugly. But none of them ever lived to be thirty, most died soon. Maybe because they were all deformed, but some are still alive, so they may make it to thirty. Wow.
03/23/2013
GONE! GONE!
I had one for a year if I remember correctly. My betta fish always lived much longer.
03/23/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I only remember the Betta fish I have had. I had one particular one in high school going into to college that lived about 7 years! He was beautiful.
03/23/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
A couple months of living in the tank.
03/23/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Never won one
03/23/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
I have 3 goldfish right now that I have had for probably 7 years. They are huge now, like 10" long. I'm the one in my family that can keep fish alive for a while.
03/23/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
DOES IT REALLY MATTER!!! What a weird question!
no need to be rude!
03/23/2013
RonLee RonLee
I don't have aquariums anymore but when I was a kid to into my early twenties did. I'd really only had goldfish as feeder fish for other larger fish back then. I had several Oscars and one that lived a little over ten years.
03/23/2013
ShawnG ShawnG
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
So as a child i used to always win goldfish at the fair. For some reason I had the trick and they always lived forever. Well I still have one of the damn things. He is 17 years old now..I called the pet store and he said they can live to 30...ahhhh. ... More
About 2 1/2 months
03/23/2013
libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
So as a child i used to always win goldfish at the fair. For some reason I had the trick and they always lived forever. Well I still have one of the damn things. He is 17 years old now..I called the pet store and he said they can live to 30...ahhhh. ... More
never had one
03/23/2013
raffi raffi
i don't have goldfish, i have african and south american cichlids - some of which i have had longer than 10 years, and some of which i adopted from people who just couldn't keep them any longer - a few are upwards from 2' long
03/23/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
So as a child i used to always win goldfish at the fair. For some reason I had the trick and they always lived forever. Well I still have one of the damn things. He is 17 years old now..I called the pet store and he said they can live to 30...ahhhh. ... More
I was at a wedding when I was maybe 16, and there were a bunch of slightly drunk nineteen and twenty year old guys that I was uh... drawn to, for some reason, (they were hot). At one point, they decided that it would be fun to eat the goldfish that were the centre-pieces on all of the tables. I actually considered eating one too, but then I decided that we probably can't break down bone very well and I took it home with me instead, named it Sushi and kept it in its bowl until it died like, six months later. My sister had a fish for 7 years, though, and we just gave it away because she left for college.
03/23/2013
Sora Sora
couple months
03/23/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
I think it was about two years.
03/23/2013
Pejnya Pejnya
1 year
03/23/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
One year the most.
03/23/2013
LoneOokami LoneOokami
most just a couple of months but ive had one for at least a yr once or twice
03/23/2013
Gdom Gdom
I don't believe I ever owned a gold fish.
03/23/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have never owned a gold fish. I have had a glow fish though for 3 years now.
03/23/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
So as a child i used to always win goldfish at the fair. For some reason I had the trick and they always lived forever. Well I still have one of the damn things. He is 17 years old now..I called the pet store and he said they can live to 30...ahhhh. ... More
Mine lasted a few months, but then he got fin rot. RIP Scotch.
03/25/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
A year but we lost him during our long move a few states away we left him with my hubbys dad and he died before we came back for the rest of our stuff a few days later
03/25/2013
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