RIP Buttkiss, 44 year old pacu

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The 44 year old pacu kept in Cameo pet shop in queens, NYC died earlier this year. The owner of the shop had this fish since 1967 as a store pet and several articles and features were done on this fish. I went there today to visit and found out he died. The owner Steve had him mounted and hung him on the wall.

I have no idea why the water bill is so high
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Matt replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

Well at least he'll always be there in spirit. 44 years, that's a long haul for any fish.

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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

Yea he was cool to see. I saw him first about 3 years ago. He was blind and had arthiitus ridden gills and fins. He broke every rule of good fishkeeping. He was about 15 lbs, was in a 75 gallon tank and ate nothing but feeder goldfish. Cant argue with a 44 year old fish tho, no matter how many things we would consider "wrong"

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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

Wow that`s amazing, somebody was doing something right to keep him going that long. I can`t think of any other kind of pets that could live that long apart from tortoises or some parrots.

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Matt replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

Good filtration, I couldn't imagine a fish that size in a 75g tank. That's like putting a grizzly bear in a dog kennel.

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Capt Dave wrote: Yea he was cool to see. I saw him first about 3 years ago. He was blind and had arthiitus ridden gills and fins. He broke every rule of good fishkeeping. He was about 15 lbs, was in a 75 gallon tank and ate nothing but feeder goldfish. Cant argue with a 44 year old fish tho, no matter how many things we would consider "wrong"

thanks for sharing Skipper.... this is just another proof that "somebody may do it differently but it works perfectly"!

i just hope i can replicate that fate of keeping pacu!
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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

20 feeder goldfish every day, 75 gal tank with just gravel, ehiem 2217 with an emperor 400 in tandem. I believe that was his setup. Personally I would do it very differently but again I can't argue with him on pacu care...

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

Wow... 44 years is an amazing stretch!
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banjominnow replied the topic: Re: RIP Butkiss, 44 year old pacu

No kidding Nicki a few more years and that fish would of been able to draw social security checks :laugh:
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: RIP Buttkiss, 44 year old pacu

yeah, we tried to get him here in time, but we were too late... :(


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And even if he reached such an age, i still believe he would have felt happier in a suitable sized tank.
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