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Old 08-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 
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size of betta

I have 3 males, and I've noticed that one is much larger than the other two. I got him 6-8 months ago, and I don't know how old he is, but his head is larger than the body of the others. He is a VT, and the other two are VT and CT. Is the larger size mean he's older, or maybe just well taken care of?
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #2 
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I would say older, I have one who is huge, and even tho he is a rescue, I have no idea how old he is, a VT, my other VT is still a small lil guy..and I have had him since June, and he was very small when I took him in as well, another rescue..but my Red one is twice his
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #3 
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Age has something to do with size. Most normal-sized petstore Betta are around three months old. They're usually full-size by nine months or so, although their fins continue growing throughout their lives.

But a greater influence on size is genetics. Big parents will produce big fry which grow into big Betta.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:03 PM   #4 
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Thanks! I'll need to compare their sizes 6 months from now to their picture the day I got them to see if there was a difference. :)
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