The son of a bitch is about 10 years old. He was bought for 20 cents at either wally mart, but instead of the common goldfish they thought they were selling me, it is really a Koi, which is worth like 5 or 6 dollars. In other words, Wall Mart doesn't know jack about the fish they sale, and are subject to this and other mistakes. However, the last time I was at Wallmart (two days ago), about half the fish there had ich and other diseases, so I personally would not buy any fish at wallmart. To do so would be heinous. I now buy all my fish at Fish World in Lincoln, NE. They have the best in fish. The fish currently occupies a 29 gallon tank with rocks, driftwood, and a small assortment of plastic plants.