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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Oldest Betta?

What is the age of your oldest betta? Current or deceased. Mine would be 2 years and 3 months :D currently alive
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 08:16 AM
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I recently started so 1.5 years. But there was a 10 year old Betta last year

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Mine was 11 months, I lost him to the mystery disease of the blue male betta's or whatever they call it these days


Proud mum of : Gandalf, Lily,(ohm bettas)
Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

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Great Question... I hope many people answer. I'm curious.. I'm new so mine are less than 2 months..

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Hmm... When I was 3 I had one live 3 years... ( This was so long ago I hardly remember... ) Now I got back in the hobbie and have 4 currently. :)

Torch - (Technically sister's) - Male HM multicolor
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 03:52 PM
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my oldest was about 4 when he died.

my current oldest is going on three years old, roughly. :3
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 10:22 PM
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I had my oldest for almost 3 years. However, he was full-grown with very developed fins when I bought him, so I'm guessing he was at least 6 months by the time of purchase, which would have put him at a bit over 3 yrs old. The funny thing is that he was the least likely one to live that long in my opinion- he was a bit sickly when I got him and also did some periodic tailbiting. Just goes to show that they can surprise you!

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 11:55 PM
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My male CT: is probably 3months old now
My female VT: is around 5-6 months
My newest male HMPK: is about 2 months old
These are from when i got them,

My bettas
Female VT: Ruby (boy oh boy she gives me trouble)
Male CT: Lazuli (fussy eater)
Male HMPK: lucky (The name says it all)

My bettas under the rainbow Bridge
Male CT: Etzio ( the cool cat) my first betta.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 12:15 AM
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My oldest right now is about a year. The one I had in college lived for 2 years (the stress of moving him during breaks at the dorms probably killed him). I think I remember hearing that they can live to 10 in ideal conditions. Most places seem to think 3-5 years is average.


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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 03:54 PM
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My oldest was my betta from when I was a kid. Poor guy had just a bowl , unheated, untreated but he lived to be 5 so he was a strong boy I guess. lol hoping that little Benvolio , ith his huge heated tank ill live just as long, if not longer :D

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