Richard Wright won two common goldfish at a 1977 Gloucestershire funfair. He named the pair Splish and Splash, not expecting them to survive more than a few months. But they did, and they kept on living to become the UK's oldest goldfish. Sadly, Splish passed away earlier this month, leaving Splash all alone for the first time in over three decades.
Splish and Splash were tankmates of 35 years until father time caught up with Splish this month.
Recent photos of Splish and Splash show goldfishes with faded pigmentation, missing scales, and cataracts of the eye. But considering they lived 35 years when most well-cared goldfish barely see 15 years of life on this earth, Splish and Splash looked pretty darn good. Here is Splash now without his companion. RIP Splish.