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Old 06-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #1 
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How long do bettas live in...?

How long do bettas live in the small cups you see when you buy them?

I'm just curious to how long tHeir life span would be at petsmart if never bought. The petsmart near my house does 100% water changes every Saturday, and Wednesday for the bettas.
There's one betta that's been there well over a month, and I'm curious to know how long they would live in those conditions. If it isn't long, I may just have to bring the little fellow home.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #2 
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They could live for a long time like that, I would suspect about 4-6 months tops though, then they'd just die of ammonia poisoning and other illnesses. I'm sure there have been a few that have lived longer than that though. I know half of them don't make it through the first week though.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #3 
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I'm honestly not sure - I think only an (honest) employee at a petstore could tell you for sure because I don't think anyone actually keeps their bettas like that once they're home (good thing!)
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I never really thought of it, hopefully not too long. I cannot imagine living in my bathroom for longer than 5 months.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #5 
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without the toilet flushing every time ^
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #6 
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without the toilet flushing every time ^
LOL! Yeah exactly! Or maybe it flushing once or twice a week...still not sufficient!
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