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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question Betta Longevity

I just got a new baby girl betta from petco and would like to know what to do so she can live a long and healthy life. She is currently in a gallon, heated tank.
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You might check out this thread.

https://www.bettafish.com/30-betta-f...ta-thread.html

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And this one also has some good info.....

https://www.bettafish.com/30-betta-f.../topics/457330

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And this one also has some good info.....

https://www.bettafish.com/30-betta-f.../topics/457330
I believe they are the same thread. Shows great minds think alike!

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And this one also has some good info.....

https://www.bettafish.com/30-betta-f.../topics/457330
I believe they are the same thread. Shows great minds think alike! <img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.bettafish.com/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laughing" class="inlineimg" />
I thought so too but one is the Petco baby thread by Calvin Will and one is the Petco baby care by Lil. I clicked both several times lol just to make sure because the links look so much alike.

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Looks as if they are both by Calvin. Bet you mis-posted...if there is such a word. I still contend we are two great minds!

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It seems like most Bettas these days can live 2-3 years in good conditions...as far as age I would assume maybe the petco babies are a few months old...I have seen them really tiny...and I have seen them on the larger side. I have had more luck getting them a little larger (easier to feed and care for). The tiny ones did not live but a few days for me. I think the stress of poor conditions of Petco and shock of moving was just too much. Anyhow, my first betta ever who is also a petco baby, Eli...I've had him 10 months and I have a girl Elsa who was purchased as a baby...she is going on 8 months...so I would say pretty good luck with them. I also have another petco baby boy Jack and girl Anna, had them a few months. However, in-between I had some really bad luck with the Petco babies not making it long. You can really just give them the best living conditions/care and hope for the best! They are a lot of fun to care for and watch grow! Good luck!
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I also recently received a baby betta from petco. After doing some research, the little ones from Petco generally have shorter lifespans compared to the adult fish you can purchase which is about a year old. Obviously this is due to the stressful conditions they are kept in and poor breeding habits but that doesn't mean your girl won't live to the usual 2-3 years!

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It seems like most Bettas these days can live 2-3 years in good conditions...as far as age I would assume maybe the petco babies are a few months old...I have seen them really tiny...and I have seen them on the larger side. I have had more luck getting them a little larger (easier to feed and care for). The tiny ones did not live but a few days for me. I think the stress of poor conditions of Petco and shock of moving was just too much. Anyhow, my first betta ever who is also a petco baby, Eli...I've had him 10 months and I have a girl Elsa who was purchased as a baby...she is going on 8 months...so I would say pretty good luck with them. I also have another petco baby boy Jack and girl Anna, had them a few months. However, in-between I had some really bad luck with the Petco babies not making it long. You can really just give them the best living conditions/care and hope for the best! They are a lot of fun to care for and watch grow! Good luck!
I would say the two to three year in good conditions might be true if I didn't have two of my Three guys of my own that have been with me more than 6 years. My oldest is Harry and he has been with me almost 8 years now. Gunny my second oldest is now been with me for 4 years. So I would say it comes down to the condition and care they receive.
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I would say the two to three year in good conditions might be true if I didn't have two of my Three guys of my own that have been with me more than 6 years. My oldest is Harry and he has been with me almost 8 years now. Gunny my second oldest is now been with me for 4 years. So I would say it comes down to the condition and care they receive.
I have to somewhat disagree because my experience shows it has a lot to do with genetics and initial care from fryhood until the selling along with how we care for them. Also, today, more and more people, including me, are buying imported Betta. These Betta can go from the original country's water to the seller's water to ours in a matter of a few days or weeks. I cannot prove it but I believe this has to have and impact.

My two original Betta (51 and 50 years ago) were Woolworth's VT. They lived for seven years in unheated, unfiltered two-gallon bowls with weekly 100% water changes. No bloat, no fin biting, no diseases or ailments of any kind. The next two VT lived around seven years in filtered bowls as UGF for such small habitat had finally been invented. Not so the heaters. They would come later.

It is only in the last 10-20 years that I have noticed a decline in my Betta reaching such advanced ages. These are all now housed in filtered, heated tanks. Some community and some not. But they are not VT. They are Betta with exaggerated features and/or fins; they are imported. I still, knock wood, have not had any problems with disease, bloat, etc., in the Betta I cared for with diligence though their lifespan has been between two and four years instead of the VTs' seven+. However, in the Betta I neglected (see journal) the lifespan was much shorter because I did not practice due diligence.

So I agree our care is important in contributing to how long Betta live...frequent water changes being the most important. But our care, IME, is only a part of the total.

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