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Old 08-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #1 
lex412
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Can you tell a betta's age?

Hi everyone,

I just got a new betta from petco (poor thing). He's around 2 inches long right now. I was just wondering if you could tell a betta's age somehow.. I'm guessing mine is fairly young, coming from the pet store.

Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:20 AM   #2 
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You cant really be sure that pet stores betta are young. They could be left on the shelf for over 6 months. Who knows? Im fairly sure its hard to tell a bettas age... The betta could be a year, or even just 2months(which i hardly doubt so since its from a pet store). Good luck for your new betta!
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #3 
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True that it is hard to tell age, however, in my older Bettas I have noticed that they tend to get a hump back and get lighter color on their face as they age.

Most fish are what is called "Indeterminate growers" in that they grow until they die
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