How long do sea cucumbers live for?

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    I got a pink/green sea cucumber almost 3 years ago when I first started this hobby and it was vey small, LIke 2 inches then it started getting bigger but lately It doesn't seem to well.It is not putting out its tenticles,small,looks sad looking.How long do they live for?forever, 5 years,1,2,50??
     
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    maybe it is starting to starve
     
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    After three years? I don't think so.
     
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    it could have eaten everything
     
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    They eat stuff that floats in the water, poop,algea,photoplankton which I have in there already
     
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    Post a picture so we can tell exactly what type you have. I assume from your description it is a filter feeder and not a sand sifter.
     
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    Thanks for that link. Im pretty lucky that Ive had it for 3 years. Ill try to keep it for as long as I can.
     
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