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March 9, 2010 5:29:43 AM PST
It's no fish story -- at least according to a New York pet shop owner.

Steve Gruebel says his fish named Buttkiss is 43 years old and weighs 20 pounds.

It's a black pacu, a breed that's related to the piranha.

Gruebel owns the Cameo Pet Shop in Queens and says he got Buttkiss in 1967.

The fish was just two inches long then.

Buttkiss lives in a four-foot-long, 75-gallon tank.

But Gruebel says he's afraid to move Buttkiss because his old fish might not take to a new environment.


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