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Old 11-17-2012, 12:21 AM   #11 
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Their lifespan really depends on the condition when you bought them. I get mine from LFS, and they are usually directly imported from Thailand. The condition I get them in is amazing. Very active, literally flaring all over the jar when seeing other bettas.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:59 AM   #12 
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my betta Kuro was a petco baby...
i got him in may...
still alive :D
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:37 AM   #13 
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Ive 4 of my bettas from petco. 2, baby 2 adults. (Shout out to Biscuit RIP, Crumpet, Pancake, Pain Perdu). I lost Biscuit a few weeks ago to his poor health and my ineptitude at cycling a 5 gal. Everyone else is great and happy.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #14 
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Rubin and Maggie are both from Petsmart but not the same location. Picasso I got in a local pet store in NY and Dirk from a local pet store in CT.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #15 
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Their lifespan really depends on the condition when you bought them. I get mine from LFS, and they are usually directly imported from Thailand. The condition I get them in is amazing. Very active, literally flaring all over the jar when seeing other bettas.
Yeah... When I picked out sharkbait she told me he was a new arrival. When I got him home he was flaring at me like crazy. So, I'd say he was on good condition!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #16 
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I have bought 7 from Petco. Two were tiny baby fry that both died. They are too fragile for me to care for properly, so it was my fault they died. Two females died, again my fault for not QTing their neon tank mates. The rest are doing fine, have had my oldest since January.

I bought one from a LFS and he is currently sick but recovering from fin melt. I think I did not do enough water changes, my bad!

I got 6 females from a breeder here on the forum and they are gorgeous and healthy also. But 3 died, again from my negligence in not QTing their neon tank mates. I was really upset about that because they were so gorgeous

I bought one female from another breeder on this board and she's doing great.

Just got 3 yesterday from a third breeder on this board. The 2 females are doing great and the male needs a lot of work to get his fins back in form after unsuccessful breeding attempts and tail biting.

I think it matters not where you get them but the care you give them when you get home that counts.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #17 
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It also helps to get them right after a shipment. Then it doesn't really matter how the store cares for them because they didn't really get a chance to...
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #18 
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I got both of mine from petco, one as a baby betta. Aquarius I have had since man....like August. My baby betta is a fully mature little girl as well, 9 weeks and growing. I also rescued a betta from poor conditions off craigslist and he was most likely from walmart or petco. Poor guy was living in black water before i saved him.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #19 
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I went to my LPS today for puppy classes and I checked out the Bettas. There was a dead one :(
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