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Old 01-10-2011, 11:59 AM   #1 
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When do halfmoon's fins stop growing??

I will be receiving a halfmoon I bought on AquaBid this week. He is 3 months old. I was wondering if his fins are still growing or is his fins already at it's maximum potential at 3 months old?
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:51 PM   #2 
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I don't know for SURE, but I have been told that betta fins NEVER stop growing - much like our hair.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #3 
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I don't know for SURE, but I have been told that betta fins NEVER stop growing - much like our hair.
True. Our hair and finger nails don't even stop growing when we die. (Cause its dead skin)
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:24 PM   #4 
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It really depends on the genetics of the fish when the fins stop growing. My halfmoons and superdeltas reach their full finnage length at around 6-8 months old....depending on when they are jarred. Other halfmoons I have had in the past as pets may grow to an excessive length and weight that makes it difficult for the fish to swim and cause the fins to collapse or prone to fin rot.
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True. Our hair and finger nails don't even stop growing when we die. (Cause its dead skin)
Not to go OT here, BUT - that isn't true. The skin recedes in death so it APPEARS as though the hair and nails have grown when, in fact, they have not.
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Not to go OT here, BUT - that isn't true. The skin recedes in death so it APPEARS as though the hair and nails have grown when, in fact, they have not.
Then my school health book is wrong.
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Then my school health book is wrong.
Not everything in text books is correct, sadly. I only know that because I watch a lot of science, history, forensic, etc. stuff on tv.

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