Male and female betta fish

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The betta is a popular freshwater tropical aquarium fish due to their variety of sizes, fin patterns and brilliant colors. It is hardy species which requires simple care and it makes them a favorite among hobbyists. It is labyrinth fish that has the unique ability to breathe oxygen directly from the air and also take oxygen from its gills. It can tolerate small spaces and poor water quality with regular water changes.  It prefers water temperature which ranges between 76 and 820 F. The betta is not schooling fish and it fights with each other. It prefers to swim alone and also needs a comfortable place to hide.

Physical description of male and female betta fish:

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Breeding Betta Fish: The Ultimate Guide

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Betta fish are colorful, they are aggressive

Betta fish are small fish belonging to the gourami family (Osphronemidae), abundant in the slow moving, stagnant waters and paddy fields of Southeast Asian countries, and became very popular as aquarium fish because of their fabulously rich body coloration and long flowing fins. There are many types of Betta fish that can adorn an aquarium or add life to your fish tank. They have a strong territorial instinct which makes them intensely aggressive, giving them the honorific – Siamese fighting fish.

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Betta Fish Food: What you should be Feeding them

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Feeding Betta fish is often very confusing to most people. These fish are a rare kind which consumes less than mainstreat types of food; however, their least favorite is traditional “flakes” which are commonly used to feed other species.

How much to feed them

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Betta fish tank: How to set it up properly

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If you have or thinking of getting a Betta fish, you will definitely need a tank and below, you will learn what you have to look after before getting one. Before we move on, I have to let you know that this kind of fish is NOT suited for small bowls, although some people treat it that way. They need plenty of space and sufficient decoration to live up to their maximum lifetime and prosper. Their aquarium needs to have several components in order to be complete and provide an environment close to their natural habitat. It doesn’t matter if someone likes or prefers a tank over another, because it might fit their home decoration better. You must always have in mind the requirements of your fish. Thus, your Betta will be able to live a healthy life, free of diseases!

Ready? Let’s go!

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Types of Betta fish: The most popular, plus photos!

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Are you thinking of pet fish? Having a full-fledged aquarium in home with colorful fish moving around is one of the pleasant things that you might get to see amidst your busy schedule and other responsibilities. People like you who are fond of keeping fishes at home, might want to consider having Betta fish in different hues and textures.

There are over 30,000 different kinds of Bettas, but only a few of them are suitable to keep in aquariums at home. These different varieties are classified on the basis of color, texture, tails and natural behaviors. Here we’ll discuss some of the most commonly preferred types of these fish based on their tail types, which you may consider for your home or office. The following types are only the most popular, there are many more. These are variations of Betta splendens.

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Betta Fish Diseases: Quickly spot and cure them

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Betta is a small colorful perch-like, freshwater fish which is also known as Siamese fighting fish. It is native to Thailand and Cambodia. It is found in small ponds, rivers and other small water places. It grows up to 7 cm in length and can live about 2-4 years in captive condition. They have upturned mouths and they are primarily carnivorous surface feeders.

In the wild condition, their diet consists of zooplankton, crustaceans and the larvae of mosquitoes and other water-bound insects.  It prefers warmer water climate (25-30°C) and it can survive in a low-oxygen level of water. Poor water quality makes this fish more susceptible to diseases. Beta fish health is closely related with habitat environment. In order to keep these fish healthy, habitat water should be checked routinely and cleaned. Intensive care must be provided.

They are attacked by different types of diseases due to less than ideal environmental conditions. The causes of these diseases are fungus, bacteria, Protozoa, Helminthes, Crustaceans, Virus and many environmental factors. Physical symptoms and abnormal behavior indicate that the fish is infected with one or more diseases. (Please note that some of the products offered below, work great and are affiliate links that help sustain this website)

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