Animal Stories - Siamese fighting fish

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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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ananya roy - 2013-01-07
hi,can i keep a male betta fish in my goldfish tank?i have a pretty large tank with 7 goldfishes,3 of them are about 1-1.5',4 of them are 3'. will a betta fish nip their tails? also,can i house a betta fish with guppies? thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-07
    Will actually be the opposite.  The goldfish will go after the betta.  Betta are peaceful except to other male bettas.  Goldfish release too much ammonia unless you have an incredible filter.

    With bigger guppies a betta would do fine.  The betta will eat any fry but the guppies would do the same.
Anonymous - 2013-01-06
I recently purchased a beautiful red betta from walmart. It was in pretty good condition too, nothing but a mild case of fin rot. But for some reason it won't eat anything but blood worms. So I've heard you shouldn't give blood worms to your betta alot because of the amount of protein, but at this point I have to becuase he won't eat the pellets or flakes. Does anyone know what I should do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-06
    Try adding some flake with a little blood worms or even brine shrimp.
lindsey escudero - 2012-12-29
i just moved my fish out of thier old tank and i'm gonna put a betta into the old one. any advice?

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  • Lindsey - 2012-12-30
    P.S. I just got him. He is a bright red, with a flowing tale. He seems very active. I named him Jamarcus
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    These fish do appreciate a well filtered and heated tank.  Many people keep them in the small bowls which is not the best situation for the betta.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    These fish do appreciate a well filtered and heated tank.  Many people keep them in the small bowls which is not the best situation for the betta.
Anonymous - 2012-11-11
I just brought a red and blue male... but my blue one is still at the pet shop.. just waiting for another tank.  I also am gonna get a female and see if I can breed them..:-) They are so beautiful. I have my red fighter (ninjah) in a tank with 2 gold fishes and he try and fights with them. I would put him in another tank alone but when they are alone they look bored and don't move. Thats why I've let him in there....

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  • Anonymous - 2012-12-26
    The company is a great factor for the overall well being physically and emotional along with the pyschology
Cheryl McGettigan - 2012-08-15
My red betta's pelvic fins are losing color. (the tips of pelvic fins are white now) His color is okay everywhere else. Is this norma?

john - 2011-12-12
Hi, I found this really neat fish on called the south american leaf fish and the banded leaf fish, I was wondering how to breed these fish and if I could keep them with bettas in a heavely planted tank.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-12-15
    You could probably keep female bettas with those other fish, but a male betta would kill it as soon as it found it.
  • Kait - 2012-04-18
    Actually they are aggressive fish. The male is anyway. Females for the most part are peaceful. The male will violently tear the other fish apart literally. That's kinda why they are called 'fighting fish'.
  • Rachel - 2012-09-30
    Actually, male betta are only aggressive to other male bettas, and sometimes other brightly colored fish like fancy guppies. They're mostly peaceful with other species as long as they don't mistake them for another male betta. I have one in my community tank with mollies and angelfish.
Emon - 2012-05-18
I have bought a male betta yesterday and just in 1 day the colour of its fins have faded a lot. I'm worried about its life. What is the cause of this and what to do now???

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    Stress. Keep him in clean water and feed well it will come back.
  • turner - 2012-08-09
    I feed mine tetra pro colour. every other feed and it has brought the red out in my male fighter and starting to bring the blue out in my female
Bob - 2012-02-21
First, my male Betta made a bubble nest and then the next day there was not 1 bubble, was just wondering why that happened. Second, my male and female constantly race each other to the ends of the tanks ( theres a divider between them ). Lastly, every time I go to sleep I hear water splashing in the tank. ( when I check the fish, there both sleeping )

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-26
    Maybe all that splashing you hear at night, and the racing around the tank is disrupting the bubble nest.
  • lindsey escudero - 2012-07-30
    The splashing your hearing may be the filter if you have one. The reason thee bettas chase each other around is because the male wants to defend his territory and the female is challenging him. Of coarse they can't really do any thing because they are divided, but do not at any occasion put them togethor......someone will die
  • turner - 2012-08-09
    I have a female and male seamise fighter fish with other fish in my tank and none of them fight. Sometime the male and female fighter swim together but other than that they stay out of the way. Males can't go together
amy - 2012-08-02
Hi I have a female halfmoon (named Blenny) with red fins n white body with my gold fishes.  I'm too sad to see it doesn't eat food and goes slyly around. Do I have to get a partner such that it gets free of lonliness. There's no harm when I keep it with my gold fish (I feel theres competition of food likely),,,,,,,,,,,,need guidance.

Lindsey Escudero - 2012-07-30
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, these fish are so beautiful. I always feel so mad when I go to walmart and see how bad they are treated