Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

When Are Bettas Full Grown?

Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by LaVidaBoring, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. LaVidaBoring

    LaVidaBoring Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just curious. It seems as though they can start spawning around 3 months of age, but is that when they are "full grown" in terms of their body and fin size?

    I read on some other site that one hint about your betta's age is how long its fins are and how big its body is, with the idea that shorter-finned bettas may still be growing. But on sites like aquabid, the halfmoon bettas they say are 3-4 months old seem to have very long fins already.
     
  2. stoneagedinosaur

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NE Dorset
    When they stop growing! :lol: ta daaaaaaa
     
  3. LaVidaBoring

    LaVidaBoring Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Heh, not a helpful response, but thanks for tryin. :lol:

    What I mean to ask is this: how long (months, years) until a betta is fully grown from the time it is hatched?
     
  4. keithp

    keithp Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York, U.S.
    My male betta is at least 6 or 7 months old and his fins are still growing if it's any help, he is a delta tail, possibly super delta.
     
  5. loraxchick

    loraxchick Retired Moderator
    Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,456
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    depending on feeding and temp of the tank at about 6 months are fully grown in body..finnage can continue growing for a long time afterward.
    there are a lot of variables to consider so no clear-cut answer.
    cheers
     
  6. AquaticRex

    AquaticRex Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North bay
    it also depends on if you managed to get a runt, which i dont think they last as long as a normal one... at least thats what i heard. i have a betta and he's pretty big, and my friend got a betta that was smaller then mine when it was finished growing
     
  7. BethK

    BethK Rattie tat tat

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,378
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berkshire, UK
    If a LFS supplies bettas from a young age and tubbed, they will be stunted. The majority will commence their growth spurt, once homed in a bigger tank. Best bet with breeding, is to breed a betta before it reaches full growth (which is predicted at a year of age).

    But unless you've purchased a betta from a breeder, you are unlikely to known it's real age. LFS males tend to be around the 6mnth - 1yr mark (longer tailed),females younger.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

betta fully grown age

,
full grown betta
,
fully grown betta fish
,
how long till betta is fully grown
,
how many days a betta grow to full size
,

how old are bettas when they are full grown

,
months till full grown betta fish
,
when are betta fish full grown
,
when do betta fish fully mature
,
when tail tail betta fully growth how long it is