43 year old black pacu

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DRACO replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

a year ago, Capt Dave posted about ButtKiss with a replica...
nobody dare ask how the fish was kept...
every one just praise the accomplishment....
are we sure that it is different fish????
just curious about it and wonder what will our reaction
if it was same and one.

oscarfishlover.com/forum/33-all-other-aquatic-chat/192686-rip-buttkiss-44-year-old-pacu#192686

edit: sorry, i had check who responded on that thread ...
a different set of members then...
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Noddy replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

Our reaction was clear paul, and the vids are not posted according to the timeline.
Here Buttkiss was 43 years old and alive.
In the other thread,he made it to 44 years and is now dead, stuffed and hanging on Steve's wall in his fish-shop. :( :( :(

So, not even Resting in peace, but hanging on the wall... :pinch:
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Thats so sad :(
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DRACO wrote: a year ago, Capt Dave posted about ButtKiss with a replica...
nobody dare ask how the fish was kept...
every one just praise the accomplishment....
are we sure that it is different fish????
just curious about it and wonder what will our reaction
if it was same and one.

oscarfishlover.com/forum/33-all-other-aquatic-chat/192686-rip-buttkiss-44-year-old-pacu#192686

edit: sorry, i had check who responded on that thread ...
a different set of members then...


As Noddy alluded, it was all about presentation. Had the video been shown, I'm pretty sure the reaction last year would have been different.
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cebosound replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

wow! .

looking past the tank size issues... that is simply amazing that a fish has lived that long in an aquarium. that goes to show you how adaptive these Pacus are . they are a true ancient fish.

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Phantom replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

I can't believe that poor fish even reached its full lifespan, never mind doubling it, with that tank and poor diet. Its head looked like it was melting (can pacus get hith?) and what is that crap hanging out of the gills?
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acdcking12 replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

I had a 2 foot Black Pacu in a 200 gallon by himself. Let me tell you, I thought he would be ok in that tank, but he wasnt.

I had to give him to my local zoo because I couldnt afford a larger tank. I miss that guy. Had him 10 years. Started him with a 75, moved him to a 125, and then to the 200. My budget couldnt handle any more tanks. I still miss him to this day. :-(
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Noddy replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

But you proved to be worthy, for you choce what was best for the fish!
Zoo's are becoming full with Pacu, ,RTC and Pangs... :pinch:
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acdcking12 replied the topic: 43 year old black pacu

It was still the hardest thing for me to do. I so adored him. He was the best fish I had ever had. Very aware, and a major PITA. Laugh

I should have sold my car so I could have got him a bigger tank.
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acdcking12 wrote: It was still the hardest thing for me to do. I so adored him. He was the best fish I had ever had. Very aware, and a major PITA. Laugh

I should have sold my car so I could have got him a bigger tank.


That is dedication!

can you still go see him?

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