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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coree - 2011-04-23
I have a crowntail male betta. His name is Nemo the 2. Nemo the 1 died for some odd reason. Cause I clean the bowl 1 a week. I also breed bettas too.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-25
    Sometimes things die and just not your fault. Is he in a bowl? It would probably be better if you put him in a tank with a filtratin system and he had more oxygen in the water and more room to swim around. A bowl looks neat but not really great enviorment for a fish. The bowl is primarily for decoration.
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ALAN - 2007-03-25
hi i just want to thank u warmly, because this site help me very much for the reproduction of my fighting fish.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-04-15
    I love beta.
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JustMe - 2011-02-02
Hello, I live in Cambodia and have a betta. As you can imagine, no pet store, no source of decent food for him. He won't eat pellets. I have been zapping mosquitoes and dissecting horse flies (he won't eat regular flies) for a month now. He likes mosquito larvae when I can find them. However, this is very time consuming. Any suggestions or recommendation as to an alternative food source or how many mosquitoes he needs per day, would be appreciated. I don't relish the thought of breeding mosquitoes on purpose. What about baby guppies?

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  • Brody L - 2011-04-05
    Hi JustMe,
    Baby guppies would definitely work, however guppies grow up to be very beautiful, so if you can get your hands on some feeder fish (like White Cloud Minnows) they would be the better option. But otherwise baby guppies would work.
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Pauline - 2011-01-31
My betta has a very swollen belly. I have been feeding peas because I thought he may be constipated. He pooed and still has a huge belly. I have him isolated in a cup in the aquarium and have been feeding him frozen bloodworms. Still very swollen. I hate to see him this way. Any answers?

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lisa - 2010-04-11
HI, I've had bettas all my life. I discovered them when I was eight years old. I've always had trouble with the food in the past. My bettas never liked the freezed dried worms as much as they've liked the Shrimp and Mosquito larva. I used to keep a frozen shrimp in my freezer to feed my betta. I would break off a sliver at a time and dangle it above the water. My betta would jump out of the water and snatch it off my finger. It was like having a little mini shamu living in my home. The betta I have now I got from a pet store. It happened to be the ugliest one I found. Its color is yellow, and it's not very pretty, But its been living now for four years. We call him banana. I found that bettas are susceptible to the cold. And its important not to let the water get too cold during the winter months. I've always had trouble keeping them through till january.


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  • Steve - 2011-01-30
    Sounds to me like you would do well to put a heater in your tank. Bettas like water temperatures up to 80 deg. f.
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Amiene Rev - 2009-10-11
I bred Giant Bettas, size mostly range from 3 inches to 4 inches, some are 5 inches. There are problem with my Bettas, when I put smaller Betta to breed with the giant, the result will be very sad. From now on I can only breed the large male Betta with other large female Betta.

My green and blue Giant Betta and the Butterfly Blue White Betta are now traveling to southern place in my country, where I live. One is 4 inches, while other is 3 inches half. They both are 5 months old.

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  • Byron - 2010-02-22
    Hi Emanuel, I to have attempted to breed a large (3") female with a regular (2") male, but was not successful. I have tried to acquire a large male for her, because I really would like to breed the large/Giant size bettas. Do you know where I might be able to get some large males? I have searched the internet but cannot find any anywhere, only regular size bettas.
  • sammitazza - 2010-06-19
    I have 2 they are the best fish I have ever known!
  • datsps3 - 2010-12-16
    Hey I'm breeding a short fin plakat at the moment. Everything was going well besides the fact that the majority of them died after hatching. I have 4 short fin plakats and 6 longfins, halfmoons, crowntails and normal ones. Do you have any pics of vids of your giant bettas? Very keen on seeing them =]
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kathleen - 2010-10-22
Hello my name is Kathleen I have brought a female fighter or so I was told but I'm not sure how to really tell because it looks a lot different to the male one that I already have ...but my brother tells me that the other one I brought to be his girlfriend is really a boy... so what do I look for in it's fins? The new one which is meant to be a female has shorter fins and it is deal in color... but it has a point in it tail..is this what makes it a male? I look forward to an answer soon thanks xx

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  • Emily - 2010-12-02
    How you can tell from one another is the males have very long back fins and the females do not! Females don't have the big back fins as males do.
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quenne - 2010-11-24
Hi I'm quenne. I have my fighting fish. His name is nemo but my sis call it nemoy...I just bought it last week and I don't know more bout them...I guess it's a male cause it blows a bubbles..is it okay that every other day I change the water? Cause the food and the bubbles makes it look like dirty. Thnx for the answer.,.

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Chamonix McCarthy - 2010-10-03
Hi, my name is Chamonix. Not so long ago I got a male Siamese fighter and decided to breed with them. I watched a documentary about them. My betta's name is Chaming. I got a female too her name is Jasemen. Chaming is blue with a little red and green in, and Jasemen is red with a little white. Now I just started and I am not sure that I know much about them. I know about the white mark on the female that says she is ready. So I put my male Chaming with her. My female look's interested but my male doesn't he's not making a bubble nest or even trying to seduce her. And like I said I don't know much about them (like how much fry can one pair have? Why isn't my male doing anything? What kind of sicknesses are there? And how can I get my male Chaming to start making a nest?)So those of you that know's these things, could you just give me tips and help.

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  • Elizabeth A. Sheely - 2010-10-13
    I am a betta fish lover. I have almost bred them but is very difficult. Read books and go to online sites. Research research research bc they are the second hardest to breed (sharks being first) you must have the nest and you must allow the males to get to know the female... males make the nest during storms rain or snow they are pretty well into the weather umm... my male named firestarter only liked females that were similar colors.. use one male... get a couple females he will let you know which one he likes best the females can be kept together umm it's not easy but it's worth it keep trying and you can contact me via facebook if you have any questions I love animals but es. betta they have the coolest personalities and I hate when I see them in little bowls... no one wants to live in a small house! Best of luck.
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cindy - 2010-02-22
Our fish is now missing his tail fin. It would appear that one of the other fish in the tank has nibbled it away. Can he regrow it? I have temporarily removed him from the tank.

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  • Buddy - 2010-07-13
    Yes he will regrow it leave him by himself.
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