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Old 10-18-14, 06:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Aww. . . Old creatures give me all the feels.
Yeah, you just want to help them, but there's nothing you can really do.

Now that he's gone blind, his pupils got really tiny. It looks very...strange.
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Great looking fish what size set up you.got him in
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Very cool. I love the thropheus genus.Is this a Tanganyika cichlid? I have a 15 year old Frontosa that I've had since 2000. He ate my Tropheus Moori
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No, it's a Malawi cichlid. 15 years is amazing! I don't know if Blue will live that long, his belly looks hollow even though he eats lots every day. I think the old age is starting to catch up with him.

@fishingfool, he's in a 10gal.

Years ago when I had my cichlid tank, I threw him in a 5gal and intended to get rid of him because of his extreme aggressiveness. Once he was by himself his personality changed - he became extremely tame and trusting, and that's when I decided I would keep him.

Before he went blind he used to get excited every time I entered the room, would jump out of the water to grab the food from my hand, and he even trusted me enough to let me "hold" him, and let me lift him out of the water (I would only do it for a couple seconds).
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No, it's a Malawi cichlid. 15 years is amazing! I don't know if Blue will live that long, his belly looks hollow even though he eats lots every day. I think the old age is starting to catch up with him.

@fishingfool, he's in a 10gal.

Years ago when I had my cichlid tank, I threw him in a 5gal and intended to get rid of him because of his extreme aggressiveness. Once he was by himself his personality changed - he became extremely tame and trusting, and that's when I decided I would keep him.

Before he went blind he used to get excited every time I entered the room, would jump out of the water to grab the food from my hand, and he even trusted me enough to let me "hold" him, and let me lift him out of the water (I would only do it for a couple seconds).
His longevity has surprised me but he could live 25 years. I had him in a community tank when he was a baby but the other fish ganged up on him and completely chewed his fins off. He was basically just a torso. I put him in a 5 gallon tank by himself, thinking he wouldn't make it but he came back with a vengeance. When he healed and gained some size, I put him in a 20 high and eventually a 55 gallon. He was cool as a community fish for a while but eventually started eating everything including my brichardi, yellow labrodichromis, tropheus moori, even a large plecostomus. I recently started feeding him live fish and he's unexpectedly put on even more size. He has a bad eye but other than that he's a healthy old fish
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O cool tens a nice little tank size i miss my albino tiger oscar i had as a child that thing was awsome looking but in true child fashion one got sick and died and then the whole tank caught it and was gone in less then a week
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Blue died this past week at approximately 12-13 years old. I buried him outside under some trees - weird - I've owned a lot of fish but never felt the need to bury dead ones. I got strangely attached to this little guy who would get excited every time I entered the room, and who became so tame he would let me pick him up out of the water. I've never seen a pet fish get so old that it got cataracts. Poor little guy.
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One day that will be me, wandering around the kitchen biting random things to find the food lol
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Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that Sounds like he had a long, good life though.
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