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Siamese fighting fish
The Siamese Fighting Fish is one of the most popular aquarium fish, and has been part of the hobby for a very long time!
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my male betta is pink with a bit of white and purple on it.
sometimes it gets stuck in the plants and its so fun to watch.
i also have a gourami, two catfish, two congo frogs, dwarf cichlid, and
three sailfin mollies of which are happy to play with the betta and he pretends to be a sailfin molly.
I have a male betta, named Nemo. he's a beautiful blue, white, and purple, with a hint of red on his fins in the light. He tries going after my moor whom i guess he thinks is another betta. So I had to seperate him, just for while in the "time out bowl". I also have a female named Luna. She's beatiful, not like most females. She's all pink with flaming red and two white stripes on her tail. And, of coarse, she's the boss. lol. She's the little mayor of the whole tank. And she even eats some of the goldfish flakes I put in for my goldfish. And when it's time to clean the tank all I have to do for her is hold the net there. And she'll swim in it her little graceful way, and turn around in the net and get comfy and wait for me to pull her out into the cleaning bowl for them. I only wish the others would be so nice to me haha. The only other one that's not too much of a problem is jason, my dragonfish. he bites my net (especially for him) and holds on until we're almost out of the tank. then he'll let go and get comfy by wiggling until he's settled. My fish are so unique. And Nemo's such the character. He'll chase the net and try to fight with it. I've had bettas when I was younger and they never did that. I think it's hilarious.
jessica age 12
bettas are great fish who are easy to keep alive. they only live a short while though, I kept mine alive for 2 years. they are great fish that everyone should have.
Be forewarned-Bettas will charge any fish with the right colour combination. It doesn't actually take very much to convince them that there is another Betta in the tank. They are particularly well-known for attacking (and, yes, killing) dwarf gourami and paradise fish. My betta, Simon, used to chase our neon tetras when they were schooling tightly (of course, they just scattered in every direction, which confused him senseless). Be careful!
Bettas are very smart fish if cared for the correct way! If your fish is at the bottom of his tank fins clamped to him looking ill you may want to invest in a heating pad! 25 watt for anything smaller than 5 gallons! They are still TROPICAL FISH! They are not hardy goldfish! Also beware sharp items in the tank you don't want to shred the fins! Bettas are the best fish because they interact with you and have a personality! For example my fish Sharkbait gives me looks like you think Im going to eat that or he wiggles around for food. He also nuzzles around for left over food! if your fish seems board try putting a mirror in he will have fun flaring at himself! Dont do this for the whole day or you will tire him out when you take the mirror out he feels he has scarred away the intruder!! Oh and some fish get way stressed out by this so watch you fish for sighns of unhappiness! remember keep your fish stimulated you would want to do something new sometimes!
I think betta fish are really cool!
This is the best fish ever, I had all different kinds of fish but no fish is good as betta. This is to betta lovers. I have 10 bettas in a 20 gallon tank. 5 females and yes 5 males. Secret is keep large number of bettas in a small tank to keep them from fighting. First time when I put them together when I did experiment they were chasing and fighting but not for long because there are 5 males and there is not enough space for them to claim as their territory. They dont fight anymore only flare at each other when they pass by. I got this idea from the local pet shop where they kept 10 male bettas in a 10 gallon aquarium. Yes this is a risk but if it works you will be enjoying your hobby.
Best fish ever. I have a blue male and two females. they get along pretty good except sometimes male would chase one of the females. I keep them in a 20 gallon tank. I am thinking of adding another male.
I love my betta! He is red, blue, and green, and so cute! I have had him for about 6 months and he is doing great, but soon Choi, my fish's name, will have a play mate named Gilligan. He is a sucker fish. hope they dont fight!^-^
I just bought my own two Betta fish. One male and female. They were great together after i bought them. But when i put them both together in the same aquarium. They bit each other's fin! But they're okay. my male has a beautiful mixed blue and red color body.(that makes it a bit like purple) His tail has a wonderful bright blue. My female has a good light blue body and the tail a tear on the tail! I love them!!