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Aging gold barb?

Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by Fish-mates, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Fish-mates

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    Just wonder how you'd know if a gold barbs unusual behaviour might be old age. I have 3 barbs left out of 10 bought over 5 years ago. One has had a bit of a twitchy way of swimming for a few months and every evening seems to be resting on the sand. When I approach it quickly swims up - ever eager for food! I've not noticed the barb doing this during the day. Could it just be tired and old? IMG_20170117_213501.jpg

     
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    Probaly just getting old as the average life span for a gold barb is 3-5 years.And as you said you got them 5 years ago so problaly old age.
     
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    I've got to say it's not nice to think a fish might be on its way out.... I find I'm coming down each morning not knowing if it'll still be alive :-(

    And somehow it's different to the times I've euthanased a very poorly fish, as then I hope I'm doing it a favour.
     
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