How many fish years equal one human year?


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One year in a goldfish's life is equal to five human years, which means one-fifth of a fish year equals one human year. The average lifespan of the common goldfish is 15 years, while exotic goldfish species may live for only eight to 10 years.

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How many fish years equal one human year?
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According to Daily Mail Online, a UK publication, the oldest goldfish recorded lived to be 43 years old, which would be 215 in human years. It was a comet goldfish named Tish, owned by a woman in North Yorkshire. Tish was won at a fair and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1998.

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