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Old 12-04-2011, 12:45 AM   #1 
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Does anyone think color has something to do with life span or personality?

Hi I was wondering if color has anything to do with lifespan or personality. I was wondering if maybe red bettas or bettas with red do not live as long and bettas with more white live longer? My two longest living betta were mostly white. One had blue dots all over him, so I called him ink!

I also read in a betta book one time something about certain colors chosen for aggressiveness when they were breeding for fighting?, Has anyone noticed color as an influence on temperment?

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:53 AM   #2 
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I don't think color has an influence but other people might have other opinions.
Conditions the fish are kept in are much more influential to their personality/behavior. For example, a fish kept in at a warmer temp will have a shorter lifespan than those kept at ideal temperatures. This is because warmer temp will equal to fish with faster growth and metabolish.
Also, a fish kept in solitary will temd to be more agressive than one allowed to see other fish because they will be used to seeing other fish.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:13 AM   #3 
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How high of temperature do you mean? 80f?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:31 AM   #4 
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yes I was wondering that too? what would be a good temp to keep? My temp always raises a little when the light goes on so I usually kept the tank at 73, and then it would go up to about 76 when the light was on. Now before I add my new betta I have it at about 76 and it goes to about 78 so what is the best idea?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #5 
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I would guess the 76 although from what I read on here allot, the frequency of the changes is what harms them. I would assume that the temp around 78 wouldn't harm them from what people say, but how extreme does the temp have to be to speed up their metabolism enough to effect life expectancy?
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:47 AM   #6 
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78-80 is perfect and should always stay at least at 78 for the safety of their immune system. Sometimes my tanks get as hot as 86. Their metabolism is def sped up then.
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