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Oldest betta?

Post by SiennaBay on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:33 pm

A guy at the pet shop a couple days ago told me that he had a friend whose betta lived to be almost 7 years old! I was wondering, what is or was your longest-lived betta?
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Post by silverrabbit on Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 pm

Wow that's a good age! Wonder what type it was.
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Post by Irish_Lass on Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:14 pm

7 years? Wow!

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Post by 2tall on Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:20 pm

silverrabbit wrote:Wow that's a good age! Wonder what type it was.

Could have been an "exaggeration"! lol!
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Post by SiennaBay on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:40 pm

I was surfing the Internet and read some pages where people say the oldest recorded betta was 9 years old. I wonder if that's for real?? Others say their fish live to be 5 or 6 when taken care of well. Yet others say their bettas have only lived to be a year or two. I suppose these estimates depend on how old the fish was when purchased and also what kind of conditions you keep him in. And if you buy an adult betta from a pet store you never know of course how old the fish actually is when you buy him. Interesting stuff.
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Post by silverrabbit on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:45 pm

Genetics as well play a big part I imagine - the "fancy" fish are much weaker than their mongrel friends. That's an amazing age though. I had my oldest for 18 months, he was prob about 5-6 months when I got him
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Post by kizno1 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:48 pm

I dont see why they couldnt live 9 years if kept well. 5-6 tear seems to be the average old bettas if that makes scene. I suppose it just depends on the fish same as humans some die naturally at 60-70 where as others 100-110 just varies from person to person.
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Post by Mesatalia on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:52 pm

Wow...I was told the average is 2 years, 3 if lucky o.o and that's why my cousin wasn't so aweful upset hearing the one she had died, even though his life was cut short. He was approx. 2 years old when he was poisoned but he was resistant to a variety of water condition, hardy little thing, probably could have lived another 1-2 years if kept right.
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Post by silverrabbit on Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:35 pm

VT's do seem to be very hardy!
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Post by Luimeril on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:57 pm

my very first betta, a VT named Zach, was about four when he finally passed. stupid filter. Dx if it hadn't been for him getting sucked against it one night, he probably would have lived longer!
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Post by 2tall on Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:05 pm

silverrabbit wrote:VT's do seem to be very hardy!

I'm test driving one now!
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Re: Oldest betta?

Post by Newfishy on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:53 pm

a healthy well taken care of betta will live longer. also bettas that have been home bred may live a little longer as well because the big farms may or may not use growth hormones and such to move fish to market faster.

my longest lived was a home bred guy that was about 3.5 when he died. any store or even other breeder bought fish would generaly live about a year for me, consider that they would have been anywhere from .5 to 1.5 years at that point of me gettign them.
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Re: Oldest betta?

Post by Reese's_crew on Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:49 am


My oldest was a VT, named Spooky. He lived about three years. Sweeney is my current boy. He's a CT, is two and going strong.

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