I just read that "splash" the record blue has died in its tank after two years. Was wondering if she might have lived longer if she had been set free or was she just an old fish and it was her time. I tend to think living in the tank shortened her life. I tried early in my aquarium career to keep small channels in a 55gal tank but none survived more than a couple months so I stopped. I've kept bluegills and bass for years then released them when they got large no problem. So whats the deal has anyone kept catfish in a tank for very long, Or are they just not suited to aquarium life?