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sasquatch
01-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Just got word that my oldest daughters gold fish has passed away, she'd had it for 18 years. It lived a long and happy life , always in a clean tank, with other younger members of the "Fin" family.
Funeral arrangements are not complete yet, -probably not untill spring when the ice is gone off the lakes, so other family members can attend.:rolleyes:

lynnl
01-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Have you thought about sushi? :)

Are you serious? 18 years?
I had no idea goldfish could live that long. A couple of weeks always seemed about it from my kids' experiences.

justanengineer
01-03-2012, 11:40 AM
My condolences. As suggested, I too vote for a side order of fish. Believe it or not, some goldfish actually taste good if cooked properly.

Rosco-P
01-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Have you thought about sushi? :)

Are you serious? 18 years?
I had no idea goldfish could live that long. A couple of weeks always seemed about it from my kids' experiences.

Some, much, much longer. Ornamental carp (Koi) can live well over 50 years.

flylo
01-03-2012, 01:19 PM
I'm very sorry but I won't be able to attend the flushing I mean funeral but be assured you have my sincere condolances. :(

jugs
01-03-2012, 01:39 PM
http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Animals/fish-bowll-3.gif

http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Sad/crying-022.gif A sad tail,http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Sad/crying-022.gif but don't carp on about it, OK I'll fin'ish. http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Animals/yellow-fish.gif

Alistair Hosie
01-03-2012, 03:26 PM
Good COD don't WHALE or tell a SOLE I never new it was so EEL it will happen to us all SALMONCHANTED evening. Get your camera and SNAPPER picture before it's too Alistair

lynnl
01-03-2012, 03:31 PM
Some, much, much longer. Ornamental carp (Koi) can live well over 50 years.

Yeah, now that you mention it, I have heard that koi live a long time.

And lobsters; I remember reading once that there are probably lobsters living off the New England coast that were alive when the pilgrams landed.

jugs
01-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Good COD don't WHALE or tell a SOLE I never new it was so EEL it will happen to us all SALMONCHANTED evening. Get your camera and SNAPPER picture before it's too Alistair

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy096.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Weston Bye
01-03-2012, 05:14 PM
When our goldfish inevitably died, I used it as a teaching moment for our daughters. Specifically, I taught them about geography.

First, after pulling the flush handle, fishy traveled through the pipes to where he and the water was cleaned and let out into the Flint river. From there he traveled down stream to join with the the Shiawassee and Saginaw rivers to let out into Saginaw Bay.

Fishy's travels were then followed in the book Paddle to the Sea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddle-to-the-Sea

The children were comforted.

Andrew_D
01-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Since we're telling fishy stories...

In University, a friend of mine left me to fish-sit for the week-end while she went to her parents. Her fish had been not been itself lately - lazy swimming, eating very little, etc. Anyway, Sunday afternoon came along and I fed the fish as per instructions. She got back and came to see her fish. I was so happy since the fish actually ate while I was looking after it. Just as I told her about the fish eating, we turned to look at it as it turned belly up and floated! :eek: I sure didn't feel like bragging after that one!

Andrew

gr8life
01-03-2012, 11:07 PM
I am sure, absolutely sure & positive if you put it on Flea Bay with a nice name some ah will purchase.
thanks
ed
ps condolences to the family

sasquatch
01-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Maybe we should get the poor little thing mounted,, maybe an action pose of it jumping out of the water grabbing a bread crumb,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

might look quite nice mounted to a plaque of nicely varnished quarter cut oak or something.:D

Hilarious responses guys!!:D

David S Newman
01-04-2012, 02:35 PM
I have kept Koi carp for many years and can vouch for their long lives, I have 4 which I know are over 35 years old and still very healthy and greedy. David

jhe.1973
01-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Yeah, now that you mention it, I have heard that koi live a long time.

And lobsters; I remember reading once that there are probably lobsters living off the New England coast that were alive when the pilgrams landed.

Those lobsters must be the ones that glow in the dark from all the pollution/acid rain/global cooling/global warming/ozone hole etc. we've caused since the Pilgrims landed. :D

Happy New Year everyone. It's been ages since I've been able to spend any time here. Sure have missed the humor!:)

gnm109
01-04-2012, 03:42 PM
We had a goldfish in a bowl on the kitchen counter who lived to be something like 12 years old, IIRC. My son won it at a fair and brought it home in a plastic bad full of water.

I attribute its long life to regular feeding and to the well water that we have here. No chlorine, no additives, just H2O and some minerals. Lots of minerals, actually. LOL.

dockrat
01-04-2012, 04:00 PM
I call my DIL "the fish killer" All her fish seem to swim belly up:D

Black_Moons
01-04-2012, 05:09 PM
When our goldfish inevitably died, I used it as a teaching moment for our daughters. Specifically, I taught them about geography.

First, after pulling the flush handle, fishy traveled through the pipes to where he and the water was cleaned and let out into the Flint river. From there he traveled down stream to join with the the Shiawassee and Saginaw rivers to let out into Saginaw Bay.

The children were comforted.

"No no, He is not dead, We are just.... Releasing him back into the wild!"

Evan
01-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Some fish need to be dead, frequently and as often as possible. It's pictures like this that stop me from swimming in the ocean.

http://ixian.ca/pics9/frillshark.jpg

Those aren't plankton filtering teeth either.

sasquatch
01-04-2012, 05:33 PM
Doing a little research on the life span , it appears up to 20 years is possible with very good water qualities, and a good varied diet.

The longest goldfish life span is 43 years in england.

So, a cheap pet if it lasts 20 years, and no need to take it out for walks for exersize,, ,,,,,well,, a very short walk anyway.:D