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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Anonymous - 2012-07-02
Hi guys I am from Nepal. I need two female beta (fighter) fish.but I am not getting it any pet shop of Nepal. So can you send me those fishes for me.  Plz replay.

Tom - 2012-04-03
Hey I have a Beta and he's usually quite happy, but recently he's been very inactive and sluggish, mostly hanging around the top of his ( 25 cm tall 17 cm wide ) bowl with the plants, I usually change his water every week but this week I had to put it off by a couple of days, could this have negitavly effected him?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-04-03
    It's possible, however missing a water change by a few days (1-5 days) should not be too detrimental to the Betta's health. I would proceed with cleaning his water once a week as usual.
Anonymous - 2012-02-13
Hi,um, every female betta I get becomes super aggresive in 2 weeks or less (one even ate the eye of a live feeder fish after it realized the fish didn't fit in it's mouth). Is there any explaination or way to prevent this because I would like to breed betta fish but I don't want dead fish floating all around.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-13
    Breeding Bettas is an exciting task! Bettas in general are known for their aggression, even during breeding. Honestly, what is required to breed them, is that you introduce them to each other, slowly. There are a great deal of articles on the internet regarding this. As it would be a grand job to type, feel free to email me with an questions, or comments.
john - 2011-11-22
Hi, it's me, again. I was just wondering if my deseased betta(chewy and his girl missy) could have ghosts. Don't say I've been drinking too much because I'm 12 years old and I HAVE SEEN white fish shaped objects in my tank. The only fish in there is a white guppy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-22
    I won't say you have been drinking. If you are seeing them, then they must be there. I don't know whether they are ghosts or shadows or getting ready to go to another world but if you see them they are there.
  • john - 2011-11-23
    Thx charlie, it makes me fell better that they are still with me. and by white guppy I meant yellow and red guppy. And also thx for answering so many of my questions.
  • calvin johnson - 2012-01-28
    by white you mean yellow and red? ithink your seeing your white guppy? (thats really yellow and red).
karthi - 2012-01-11
I bought a new fghtng fish started to lay eggs......wat did I do? I have no males in the tank....

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-12
    Females periodically release eggs. It is nothing to be concerned about, as they are not fertilized.
john - 2011-11-30

I heard of a fish called the ornate ctenopoma/orange bushfish/ansorgi and from the pictures I have seen it look like a large betta but it apperently isn't realated. I was wondering if anyone knows where I could by one of these because they aren't on ebay and I don't know any pet stores that sell them. I would really like to get one for christmas or my birthday so please help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-30
    The only place I know to get them 'ctenopoma/orange bushfish/ansorgi' commonly called the Orange Bushfish is in a tropical fish store.
nadir - 2011-11-15
Hi all, at the beginning I was having a red fighter which always seems so dull and stays at the bottom of the tank. So I bought one more betta (a blue one) and kept the two tanks adjacent to each other. After then, both the fighters rebel each other on the opposite faces of the glass wall, all the time without any rest. Will this continuous fight make the fighters so tired and lose massive body or any trouble to its health?

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  • john - 2011-11-27
    In a way, yes. If you keep two bettas together it is bad enough but when you put both of their tanks near each other they can waste all of their energy and be too tired to eat and do other stuff as they most likely won't sleep because they will be staring each other down the whole night. What you can do is get a large tank (30 gallon+) and keep them together but you would need many other fish with them so they don't target each other (ex. guppy, platy, danios, etc.). Hope this helps.
Betta Joe - 2011-11-27
I need help breeding my half moon king betta what size tank do I need and what kind of decorations do I need for the baby fish?

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  • Timmy - 2011-11-27
    Hi betta joe. I believe what you need to do to breed them is get the king betta any female betta from a pet store and put the male betta in a medium size tank (5-20 gallons) before the female and hope for the best. Keep a close eye on them just in case. For the babies just put stuff only they can get into. Good Luck!
john - 2011-11-20
Hi, I would like to know if there are any species of snakehead that I can LEGALLY keep in virginia and do you Know where to find/buy them? thx.

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  • john - 2011-11-21
    Listen, I know that my question has nothing to do with bettas but I thought that since snakeheads could 'breath' air I thought labereth fish would be a good section to put my question in, sorry.
Diane - 2008-06-27
My female betta has been sitting on the bottom and has a white film on her. I would like to know what to do, I don't want to loose her. Thank you!

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  • lindy - 2011-08-09
    I'm sorry people but your fish may be dying if it has a white film on it or its eyes and is floating at the top or the botten it is dead I'm sorry.... :(
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-08-27
    the fish cant be saved. it probably has a fungus or ich on it. you should go to the pet store from where you brought her. you can use some anti-ich solution from the pet store. use two drops per just might help.
  • Anonymous - 2011-09-19
    I'm sorry but your fish has a fungus. Unless it is cured before the fish quits moving it is surely not good