Discover Pet Fish With Long Lifespans!

Fish are great pets, and depending on the species can make a friendly companion for a long period of time. Here are some of the longest-living species of fish that are also popular pets.

Midas Cichlid 10 to 12 years

Midas cichlid is native to Central America, most abundant in lakes and large bodies of water in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. They are large fish that can reach around 10 to 14 inches(25 to 35cm).



Frontosa 8 to 15 years

The frontosa is a cichlid species native to East Africa in Lake Tanganyika. Most of the day this fish lays at the bottom of its water source, rising every morning to feed on vegetation. 



Firemouth 10 to 15 years

Firemouth cichlids are a freshwater species perfect for beginner fish keepers. Like other cichlid species, this fish has a long life span, capable of living up to 15 years. Bright colors and easy care routines make this a popular species to keep as a pet.



Catfish 15 years

Catfish in the wild can have an extremely long lifespan, but not everyone is suited for aquarium life. There are over 3,000 catfish species categorized into 36 families.




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