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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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So how old was/is your oldest betta?

Whats your secret? lol

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 04:49 PM
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About 1.5 years. I just started this hobby about as soon as I got that Betta

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 04:54 PM
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almost 7. after that 4, then it declined to 2.5 being the oldest they'd be before they passed away. I think quality has declined so bad here

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 05:02 PM
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I would say my oldest is around 2 years old but that's because I only got into bettas around the same time. He looks a bit haggard as he had a slightly turbulent start (my cycle crashed in a big way and it was a week or so before I noticed).

But I say clean water, nutritious food, a stimulating environment with space to self-exercise and a couple of flaring sessions a day is a good start to getting your betta into the twilight years.

A fit fish is a healthy fish, which is why it's so important that your tank is warm enough and big enough to encourage your betta to spend most of its time moving about. There is the real danger of fatty liver disease if you are feeding a rich diet to a betta in a very small space over an extended period of time.

I've have admittedly found that all my oldest bettas have lived in cycled, established tanks from day one rather than those who I have had to do regular 100% water changes on.

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I have only had two. :( Hermes died after 3 or 4 days.

And I've had Velvet for about a month now.

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Many of my scaly friends from my original tank from 2011 have passed, except for two! I am in the process of re-doing my tank. :)
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 09:17 PM
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I haven't been in betta keeping for two long. Rosso is going on 8 months living with me.
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