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    I was wondering if anyone knew about how old male bettas get. I still have the one I bought for my ex just over five years ago and he seems to be doing well still. He is active, eats well, and still tries to start a fight with me evertime I look at him. He keeps making bubble nests too which I assume they would only do if they are healthy. I dont know anyone who has had one for this long and was wondering if anyone else has had a betta live this long.

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    About 3-4 years is the most I've heard of. Good job!

    I wish they could breed the fight out of them. Can you imagine a tank with nothing but male bettas?

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    I read on one Betta site under ideal conditions they can live 9-10 years, maybe even longer.
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    Get a gravid female and breed them! I've done that before.

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    I guess I might have mine a bit longer than. Are ideal conditions a 10gal tank about 2/3 full with a filter? It seems to help mine out quite a bit.

    As for breeding him what would I do with the young after I had 25 of them? I dont really want any more fish.
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    What did you hear about them?

    I have a friend who works in a local lirbrary that has had a Betta in a huge aquarium for like 7 or so years (might be a little less or more)

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    Plantedtank.net

    I think a tank full of females would be cool.

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