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Just curious what the typical Hap or Cichlid lifespam is? I found my 8" Hap Ahli dead this morning, with no real visibly signs of any trauma. He was the oldest fish in there, prob 3.5 yr old. Is that about a normal run?
 

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Sorry to hear you lost your fish.
To answer your question, three years is short but given his size, he's older than 3.5 years. (Did you raise him from a juvi?) So that account, yes, he could have passed due to old age. When they get old, sometimes they are more susceptible to internal fungus/bacterial infections that we never even notice it until it's too late.
Was he eating?
 

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Thanks. Umm well i had him for maybe 2.5 yrs, got him when he was about 4-5 inches, so I figured he was prob a year old when I got him. Ya he was eating just fine, always had a very majestic, metallic blue shimmer, so i dunno really.... shame. Was seriously considering adding several females to breed with him recently too, ah well.

So how old is typical anyhow?? theyre in a big 140 gallon tank, proper filtration, food etc
 

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I've heard 7-8 years.
 

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Lol, thanks for the posts guys
 

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I have had fish die at 7 for no apparent reason, i have some that are 11 years old.
 
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