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Betta Age

Joined: 09 May 2009, 00:37

05 Oct 2010, 03:13 #1

What is the average life span from birth to death of a betta. Is it different for a male or female?
"I wish I was a fish" Mr Limpet a.k.a. Don Knotts
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Pam S
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05 Oct 2010, 09:26 #2

As far as a pet.. 2 years or so.. many longer. Depends on your care sometimes.

But for breeding purposes usually 6 months to 10 months is the optimum time. Some a little earlier some a little later. Depends on the line.

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Sherol
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Joined: 18 Feb 2009, 21:52

05 Oct 2010, 13:15 #3

Imports don't seem to last as long either..
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05 Oct 2010, 14:54 #4

I have fish I have bred myself here that are going on 2 years old...My imports have never lasted an entire year...
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BettaXpress
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Joined: 02 Sep 2008, 16:34

05 Oct 2010, 17:11 #5

they don't acclimate as well. may be too much stress on the body
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Maryanne
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06 Oct 2010, 22:40 #6

That kind of stinks =/ My only import I've had for a year and a half now. Sounds like he's not slated for much longer.

In my experience the average is closer to 3 years than two, but I don't have fish that I breed heavily.
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Joined: 09 May 2009, 00:37

06 Oct 2010, 22:48 #7

I breed a few years ago but I only got one fry. He lived about 2 years and died this past summer. I am going to try to give it another go this winter. I got a male that was making nests like crazy so I went and got a female. I am not breeding for anything in particular yet just seeing if I can do it again and get a bigger batch. I will keep you posted. They are both dark blue. thye male with long flowing fins. No splits. I have seen in the stores the bettas a real ragged look to them. I dont like it. Looks like they are sick to me. I think the fry should be breed for looks and health happy fish. We dont breed three legged dogs do we just becuse the look different? I hope this fad fades soon.
"I wish I was a fish" Mr Limpet a.k.a. Don Knotts
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Pam S
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07 Oct 2010, 00:44 #8

good luck with the spawn..

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09 Oct 2010, 13:36 #9

My longest living import was 4 years old. He was a half giant PK. I bought him when he was 4 months old. I only bred him 3 times. I do treat for parasites and internal bacterial infections. I have several gold PK's that are 3+ years old that I bred. I also have some wild bettas (persophones) that are 2.5 years old. I use RO water with added minerals/electrolytes for R/O water. Most of my bettas live in filtered 2.5 gallon tanks. Some are in 1/2 gallon jars (juvies). I have read that the average lifespan is 2 years old. Some of mine do only live 2 years. I enjoy every day I get to share with these beautiful fishees!
Living a betta life,
Kendra :D
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Joined: 17 Nov 2012, 07:37

09 May 2013, 09:42 #10

I have now been asking the import breeders to ship me younger fish, this seems to make a huge difference!
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