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Old 04-16-2010, 09:25 PM   #1 
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How long have your bettas lasted?

Well Sushi passed away from Dropsy :( I had him for about a year and a half. How long do bettas usually last? how long is the longest you have had a betta?
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #2 
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They can live up to 7 years, but in pristine conditions so it's really rare that they live that long. It'll be 2 years this year that I've had Fantasia, my oldest male. :)
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:30 PM   #3 
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Keep in mind that they're usually about a year old by the time you get them, too.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:32 PM   #4 
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7 yrs in captivity? never heard that lol i heard MAAAYBEEE 5 yrs, usually 2-3, but 7??? i dunno haha maybe in the wild haha my first 2 lived nearly 3 yrs, ugraded both their habitats and both died the next day =[
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:35 PM   #5 
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Darthmaul, I say it's very possible...but that's pretty tough. Also, isn't there a betta who has lived near 10years (about) in laboratory conditions? Said to be the record? I may have screwed up the number, who knows.

Mine are currently at least 2 years old, almost 2 1/2, neither have croaked on me yet!
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:45 PM   #6 
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the longest I've kept one is 5 years. I've heard of some living as long 9 years, though. That guy had some pretty beautiful fish, and he was convinced that his fish lived longer because he chased them around their aquariums every day with a straw..."exercisin'", he'd say! Makes sense.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:56 PM   #7 
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10 yrs? wow haha
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:36 AM   #8 
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I've heard around 4 is common and RIP Sushi. :(

Jaws-4 years
Sushi(haha same name)-like...5 days. :-/
Emma-A week
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:36 AM   #9 
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the longest I've kept one is 5 years. I've heard of some living as long 9 years, though. That guy had some pretty beautiful fish, and he was convinced that his fish lived longer because he chased them around their aquariums every day with a straw..."exercisin'", he'd say! Makes sense.
I feel now that my occasional spooking is justified. Exercisin'.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:43 AM   #10 
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Am I the only one around here thinking Kittles is like the funniest person on this message board?
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