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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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age of fish

Ok, so I'm wondering if it's true that the bigger a betta is the older it is?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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This is important so someone please reply soon!
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 07:08 PM
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No. Size cand depend on how the fish was raised and genetics

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well, my fish Fhil is a HM male with somewhat damaged fins, I think he might be reaching the end of his life(he's really big and is slowing down fast)
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Have you had him for a long time, and do you know how old he was approx, when you got him, their lifespan is 3yrs..or so I hear.. some can live up to 5:)

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He is probably three years old now, I've had him for two:(

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 07:39 PM
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I would say keep close eye on him, watch his breathing, and maybe if needed be prepared to lower the water level, or move him to a smaller tank..j/i/c..not sure how to handle that..I hope he's ok..but if it's age..and you are seeing symptoms..besides slowing down..try to PM OFL for advice..

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ok thanks, I've been keeping an eye on him and will keep on doing so:(

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 10:27 PM
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Don't worry about it too much...my betra was like this around that age too (maybe a few months older) and he lived to be about 4 years old, give or take just keep an eye on him...IME, older bettas are more suseptable to becoming sick
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 02:39 PM
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People want big fins which come with age. Most pet bettas are 6 months to 1 year old.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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