Are these the oldest goldfish in the world?

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At 40 years old and counting, Fred and George could be the world's oldest goldfish.

The two fish were won at a local fair back in 1975 when their owners, Keith and Mary Allies from Worcester, were still courting. Keith won the fish as a present for Mary. The couple married five years later.

Fred and George have been swimming together for 40 years and Keith, who is now 71, reckons the fish will probably outlive them all.

He says: "While they look fairly old, they are very lively, and they show no sign of slowing down."

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