So I have heard that betta's age plays a factor in breeding. The male I have, I think he is over a year old. By looking at his scales and stuff you can tell they are faded, his fins are very long, etc. I just think the male is too old to breed with the very young female I just got. I can tell the female is very young because her blue is so vivid. Is it possible that my betta's didn't breed because my male is too old? She definately wants to breed because whenever they are in contact, she gets her vertical lines.