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- 5 to 10 years
I'm starting to get tired of spending money on a fish then it dies in less then a week. First betta dies from stressing himself out and high nitrites. Second betta dies from possibly cotton mouth in one day. My very first betta died from old age and that was before I know anything and he lived for over a year and he lived in less than a gallon for half a year in unfiltered and unheated water and never got sick or died then lived in my 29 for another 7 months. Why are these bettas dieing in heated and filtered tanks. Is it possibly because of the heated water because the other betta did fine without heated water or at least lived longer. Should I try introducing them to the tank in room temperature and gradually raise it up? My mom's not going to let me keep the tank up much longer if I can't get a betta to live. Could it happen to do with the way the betta is kept at the store?