We got him from the "feeder" goldfish tank for about 27 cent.
That was about 4 years ago.
When we bought him and his brother Fred (who is no longer with us) the lady told us that they might not survive. I said, I didn't expect them to. I was buying them to help condition my aquarium.
See "feeder" goldfish are not treated well. Have you ever seen the hundreds upon hundreds of fishies crammed in those tanks. They are meant to feed large meat eating fish, so they dont care much about keeping them in proper uncrowded conditions.
Well, not only did they survive, they outlived most of my other fish.
Fred died after an accident with some decor (which is no longer in the tank), but George is still ticking.
|Look towards the back and you can see one of the 2 cory cats we bought at the same time we got George.|
Not bad for a fish that nobody expected to live.