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Old 06-19-2008, 08:56 PM   #1 
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Betta age- Aquabid

I've been browsing around Aquabid for a new male betta, and I'm looking for one that's quite young. Most of the posts I've seen say that their bettas are between 3-4 months old (which I want) but the pictures show males with very well developed finnage, which doesn't seem right for such a young betta. Can anyone tell their ages more accurately than I? Has anyone run into this problem before?

Here's two random bettas I was looking at that didn't look as young as was claimed (I'm looking at US breeders only):

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1214065675
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1214056503
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:54 PM   #2 
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Hmm...maybe they're clip-on fins?

I've heard the camera puts on a few extra rays, as well.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:31 AM   #3 
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well from what it looks like they just zoomed in a lot. plus the betta's body looks small so maybe its just the camera being zoomed in that makes it look that way. :)
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:51 AM   #4 
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Maybe this will help:

http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/bettagrowth.htm

That last fish is only 11 weeks old, so I guess it's possible (if the fish is going to develop some *really* impressive finnage) that they'd have fins as impressive as those in the photos you found at 12-14 weeks of age.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:52 AM   #5 
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yea but i dont think it takes that long for a betta to reach its adult size
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