Betta Fish Age Facts: How Old Is Too Old For Your Pet?
The average betta lives about three years. Males are allowed to mature before being sold. Females are sold at a younger age. A healthy betta is active and will respond to you when you place your hand on the glass of the tank. Avoid buying pale fish. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/betta-fish-age-facts-1380782-finalv6-919a3d60c31c4efc8639e5e4bbe57d4c. jpg) Good care and a healthy diet can prolong the lifespan of your betta. Don't overfeed it, as too much food can cause fatty liver disease.
It will help to keep the water clean by making frequent water changes. Siamese Fighting Fish are good at fighting in territorial battles. They can hurt each other and that may reduce their lifespan. Female bettas can be kept together, but they may quarrel sometimes. One male betta can usually be kept in an aquarium with non-threatening fish. Bettas are prone to rot if they aren't kept in good water conditions. Water in small containers should be changed every other day if it isn't filtered. They must have access to air at the top of the water to breath. There are documented cases of Bettas living as long as nine or ten years in the wild. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Always consult your doctor if you have health concerns, as they have examined your pet and know your health history. . . .