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Old 08-21-2009, 08:07 PM   #1 
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Question Breeding older bettas?

I obviously don't have the supplies or funds to be breeding anytime soon, but I saw this adorable yellow female that I thought would compliment Tian-Tian's colors quite nicely.

Question is, would Tian-Tian be too old to breed by next summer (or this winter)?*
Or should I invest in younger stock when the time comes that I plan to breed?
What is the oldest age for breeding Bettas, anyway?

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*this is implying that I get all of the necessary research done by then. Because if I decide to go for it, I'll make sure I have everything. And y'all know that I love my fish very much so I ain't gonna go for it if I don't feel ready to take on raising the fry and selling them later.

Be assured, I know if I set my mind to it, I'm gonna do it and be successful.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #2 
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To be honest, I would go with younger stock.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:15 PM   #3 
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I was on a betta breeder fourm and I saw : "3 1/2 year old giant male breeds". My jaw dropped.

Younger stock will be better since spawning is very stressful and older fish shouldn't be stressed to often.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:33 PM   #4 
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Dude, 3 1/2 years?..... I bet Tian-Tian could trash that guy. :D He's already pushing 2 years, I bet.

Anywho, that's really interesting. :)
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:24 PM   #5 
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As old as bettas can breed at I have heard of 10-15 year old bettas breeding!! These fish can live a LONG time.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:40 PM   #6 
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.... they can live for 10 years???

This makes me happy to know. :)
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:29 AM   #7 
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Geez!! I only ever heard that they CAN live for 5, but 10! wow, those fish are really taken care of
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