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betta longevity
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guys, just watched a clip from a sir david doc. he was talking about betta spendens and said they lived a year. i'm guessing that is in the wild, so how long do they live in captivity? asking because the mrs would be heart broken i flamboyant george passed away as we have had hm nearly a year.
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They can usually live up to 5 years but can live longer.
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Apistogramma Hongsloi (Basil & Bertha), Ember Tetras, Sulawesi & Nerite snail, Pygmy Cory & fry (C Hastatus), Oto’s, emerald eyes, 2 Honey Gouramis (Sam & Dean), Ghost Shrimp & not forgetting the 3 orphaned mosquito raspboras
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cool, he is such character. going to get him a ping pong ball to play with.
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It depends.
The "giant" betta will live around 5 years, but most of the common veiltails will only live 2-3 years if you're lucky. My last one (and I knew the breeder and his birth date) was just under 2.5 years. They will live for that long in the wild as well if the conditions are optimum, but because their (puddles) dry up they don't survive for too long once they have to air breathe through the labyrinth organ and find water. (Sorry Sir D)
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not sure what sort he is, think he is a veil tail. i'll try and get pics of him. i'll get the mrs to call him, he comes to her voice lol
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