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Old 05-28-2011, 08:29 PM   #1 
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How big are they when fully grown?

Mine is about 1.75" without the fins, but the other day I saw one at Petco that was huge. It was a female and the body alone must have been 3 inches long. Will my Bernie get that big?
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 
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My 2 year old betta is about 3.5 inches maybe 4 from nose to end of tail. He is a pretty big guy though...
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:47 PM   #3 
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pattihi,

I have a female VT that was a bitty thing when I got her... and she grew to 3" - even while fighting illness!

The final size of your fish depends on its dna, its variety, how it was raised as a fry, the size of the tank it is in, and the care and nutrition you give it. 2.5" - 3" is the average size of betta males, 2"-2.5" for females. There are varieties that are smaller and bigger than the average.

Do you know what type of betta Bernie is?
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #4 
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Bernie is a crowntail (combtail?). If he gets that big, I'll have to put him in a bigger tank.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #5 
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pattihi,

CrownTail, huh? I bet he's pretty. What does he look like?

Well, at 1 3/4" Bernie's probably under a year old and not full grown. Luckily, bettas grow slowly enough that you have time to save your pennies for that day he needs a bigger home!

Btw, welcome to the forum. You can learn a lot about bettas here; if you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)
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Bernie's gorgeous. Here's a link to his picture:

http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/m...=Bernie027.jpg
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:58 PM   #7 
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Bernie's gorgeous. Here's a link to his picture:

http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/m...=Bernie027.jpg
*Starry Eyed*

He's GORGEOUS!
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #8 
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He is BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:39 PM   #9 
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Thank you! I think so too, if I do say so myself.

To be honest, until I brought him home, I didn't really realize how pretty he was. I knew I liked his color, but I didn't realize how pretty his fins were, because he was in one of those little cups so he couldn't spread out too much, and I hadn't really paid that much attention to it.

Also, my purpose in getting a fish that day was simply to get something live to keep my cat "occupied" during the day while I was at work, so I wasn't really putting much thought into picking out a Betta. In fact, I thought I was going to buy a goldfish when I first went there.

Of course, now that I have him, I really love him. I bought him a Nana plant today. For a while, my cat got kind of jealous of the time I was spending on him, doing water changes, etc.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:55 PM   #10 
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oh, he's so beautiful! and i really like the way you decorated his tank too. =)
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