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Old 04-04-2011, 09:44 AM   #1 
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Oldest Betta here?

I was wondering today about the life span of Betta's. How old is your Betta? I know unless you bred them you don't know the "exact" age but in the ballpark.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #2 
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Bettas, in good health, can live to around 5 years, though usually 3-4 is more common. Sadly, most bettas arent cared for well and live only
1-2 years tops once they're bought.

Most walmart fish are anywhere from 6 months to a year old ^w^

I had one that lived, with me, for 4.5-5years, so he was probably 5-5.5 years old (Steve! <3 )
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:52 AM   #3 
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That's a long life - 5 yrs! I was just wondering & figured most only lived like my 1st one Luna, about a year. Course, I didn't have all this knowledge then! (LOL)
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #4 
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Haha, lots of people think that! Ive known a woman who's betta lived to be 6.5 years old, she bought it when it was 4 months old from a breeder. She doted on her fishy and treated it better than her children XDDD
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:13 PM   #5 
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I honestly cannot believe how interested in them I have become. Who knew?
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:41 PM   #6 
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Tango was probably 6 months to a year when I got him in Feb, 2009, so he's two and a half to three years old. He's my oldest. The others are a year and a half or younger.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #7 
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i had my first betta, Zack, for about four years. given that many veils are around a year or so old. i'm guessing he was actually around five when he passed? my poor, cranky old man. x3 he died in Betta Heaven. a 10 gallon, all by himself, with hidey caves, silk plants, and all the pellets he could nom, every day.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:03 PM   #8 
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Nina is my oldest and I've had her for a little over a year and a half.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:09 PM   #9 
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My longest living betta was 4 years old.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:22 PM   #10 
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I keep hearing that bettas can live up to eight years. Must live in a gigantimous tank/pond with tons and tons of plants and clean water and a loving owner. o_o

My oldest betta lived about 2 years >>
but he died of some disease... probably would've lived longer if I knew what was wrong with him then. Still don't know now.
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