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lifespan of ocean fishes

Brian Jones jbjones at bigpond.com
Fri Apr 23 08:02:01 EST 1999

No it is not true.  Fish which have been kept in marine aquaria (and thus
free of predation disease etc. do die of "old age" related illnesses, and
the histopathology shows the same age - related wear and tear on tissues
that is associated with land animals.

Brian Jones
Senior Fish Pathologist, Fisheries Western Australia

Dennis Leong wrote in message <7fimog$4k7 at net.bio.net>...
>Is it true that a fish would continue to grow indefinitely if it did not
>die from predation, disease or injury?

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