Betta's Lifespan?

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Betta's Lifespan?

Post by Anela on Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:14 am

How long do bettas live for? Shocked
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Re: Betta's Lifespan?

Post by Admin on Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:19 am

Most bettas in captivity live for about 2-3 years but with proper care bettas have been know to live for as many as 4-5 years. In the wild, they live up to 5-7 years. The keys are watching water quality, temp, and food intake. Not changing the water weekly in an unfiltered bowl. Subjecting your betta to rapid water temp changes, or cold night. Over feeding will kill the poor guy in a matter of months, or shave year off his life. (Avoid live, and frozen food since they will cause itnernal diseases). Use sterile freeze-dried food, or flakes/pellets.) Also bettas live longer as loners. Every time you add a fish/snail/plant to his tank bowl you risk disease or fighting. Overcome possible water problems, pick the right diet and find out how to keep your jarred betta healthy. Male bettas should be kept alone until he is ready to mate which he will blow up bubble nests. They required a minimum of 2.5 gallon for one but i would say at least 5 gallons no matter what. They have a special chamber in their their girls called the lavyinth organ, which means they can breathe air fro mthe surface so make sure no plants are in the way or water all the way up because they are known to jump out. Hope this helps [;
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