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    Lifespan of Saltwater Aquarium Fish

    I found lots of info on the lifespan of freshwater fish but almost nothing on SW...

    Anybody know of a good website?

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    Well from here:

    http://petplace.netscape.com/Article...asp?artID=4079

    I found this blurb:

    Saltwater

    Saltwater fish tend to be more difficult to keep in captivity but if you provide them with the best possible environment (perfect water quality, excellent diet and appropriate tank size) some saltwater fish can live for many years. Most published information about the life span of saltwater fish are from public aquariums where the fish are kept in the best possible conditions. Many saltwater fish succumb to illness early in life due to poor husbandry.

    Some saltwater species only live an average of 2 to 4 years. These include butterflyfish, mandarins,Moorish idols, gobies, blennies, wrasses, damselfish, squirrelfish, triggerfish, surgeonfish and tangs. Most small tropical seahorses that are available for aquariums live about 3 to 4 years. The larger seahorses can live longer but are rarely available for the home aquarium.

    A few of the more hardy species can live up to and over 10 years, including lionfish, clownfish,eels and groupers. There are many varieties of angelfish and some can live quite a long time. The Queen angelfish, French angelfish and gray angelfish can live up to 20 years but grow to a large adult size. For this reason, few mature adult angelfish are kept in captivity for as long as 20 years.
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    There is also this:
    http://www.petplace.com/articles/art...sp?conID=21721
    With some information on the top 20 fish families.
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