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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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I had my betta for 5 months! His light bulb went out so my dad bought a new one. My fish's name is Lu, he's like 2in. I feed him 3-4 pellets a day. I learned that they are carnivores! That's so cool. If u want to figure out more about them, then keep reading peoples comments. Good bye, u r welcome.
I have a Beautiful betta fish named Neptune and he's different shades of blue. My sister has one too named Sundancer. He's red and purple. A week after she got sunny(his nickname) he started puffing. I had no idea what he was doing! But that's good for them. So now they are living happily ever after.
When I was five I got my first pet- a betta fish, and I named him Flower (I was five, he was pinkish-red, and I thought he was a girl, alright?!). I had him for a year but then he died. Then I got another and named him Night. (Now, I'm in first grade.) Night lasted three years and he died on the last day of school in third grade. Then, I got another, in fourth grade, and named him Baseball and another a few weeks later to keep in school as our class pet who I named Fish. Baseball died a year later and a few months later, Fish. Then, I got another one and named him Fizzlepop. Fizzlepop is doing fine and I am in seventh grade now. (I'm 12)He also has a new 'friend' because last week I won a goldfish at the fair. I love betta fish!
I've had my betta for almost a year now and I'm happy to say that he is alive and well. I rescued him from WalMart in June of '08 because I wanted to try keeping an aquarium again since when I was a kid it had been a disaster. When I got there, all the other bettas looked sickly and did not look like I would be able to save them. But then, after looking for a couple of minutes, I saw my betta and he looked like a fighter! He was cramped in this little cup but still looked like he was determined to stay alive and not die there, so I took him home and gave him a name deserving of his fighting spirit; Guerrero. He was in a one gallon tank for a while, but now lives in a 2.5 gallon tank all by himself. He looks really happy and his fins and colors have recovered from his ordeal and now every morning I check up on him and am proud to have met the little guy!
Since I was little my house has always had a betta in it. As of right now there are two, mine and my mothers. I have to tell you, my betta Senior Pescado, is one of the best fish I've ever owned. I bought him in the fall of 2005 and he's never been better. I had him in a small bowl when I first bought him, but have upgraded 5 times since then. He's much larger than other bettas I've had or seen. Soon he'll be celebrating his 4th birthday with me and I still can't believe he's here and so alive and happy!
I got a browny-red veiltail male betta & 3 Julii Corydoras last week. He's s bit greedy it seems & tries to eat or take the Juliis' food, even after he's been fed! He's even picked up the sinking wafers & tried to carry them away! He's also nipping at them a little & following them around. Apparently he thinks he's in charge! I'll have to try & curb of that behaviour! I'll go mad when he does it. I swear he knows what I'm talking about & may learn to stop that! He's a naughty, one that's for sure! Though the Juliis couldn't give a toss about him, unless he's chasing them, then they swim away.
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The Fish Guy
Bettas can be housed with different fish as long as you choose wisely and keep an eye on him/her for a few days. Fin nippers like some rasboras, some tetras, some danios and barbs, especially tiger barbs, should not be housed with males and sometimes females. Angelfish, fancy guppies, black and white skirt tetras, mollies, other labyrinth fish, small fancy goldfish and schools of neon tetras may cause male bettas to flare or attack them because of they might have the right colours or fins, but this is only true for the really aggressive male betta. My betta has all of those fish in his tank and he leaves them unharmed because he's not that aggressive. Females can be housed with all most any other fish but the males are not as easy to put into a community tank, but that does not mean it's impossible. If they are put into a community, the tank must be heated because without their heater they will be an easy target for any fish. They are slower in cold water and not as healthy. One male and one or more females can be housed together if they is enough hiding places and the tank is big enough, but sometimes the male will kill her if given the chance. It is also not impossible to keep more than on male in the tank, but they are best housed with only them self and no other male. I once kept two males together and they were fine. There was no fighting or killing but there was flaring.
The Fish Guy
I currently have a male veil tail betta in a 2foot, 15 gallon or 60 liter tank (63 actually) with 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf neon gourami, 5 kuhli loaches, 2 cory catfish, 1 black widow tetra fish, 3 goldfish (Shubunkin, comet and a common), 4 guppies, 3 mollies and a tandanus catfish. It is a bit crowded, but I am getting a larger tank. The water is set to 26 C or 78 F. All is well except that one of my angels has turned into a fin nipper and he is being chased around by the other angel. I got my gourami today and my black widow is really interested in him. My betta shows no aggression towards any of my fish. They are truly one of the most beautiful fish. Please keep them in a large enough tank. I'd say that 5 gallons or 20 liters is the absolute minimum for any fish, including bettas. All fish should have a heater in their tank, even goldfish and especially bettas.
Hello all, I have had a pair of betta splendens for about 8 months now. The male is a silver-grey longfin, spikey, and the female is orange with long fins. They recently started breeding but the male keeps eating the eggs. I have them living in a 40ltr aquarium with 6 rummy-nose tetras and 4 julii catfish, heavily planted with silk plants, temps around 27c and slightly acidic. I feed them granules, frozen bloodworms and freeze dried. They love showing off for each other and never found the male to be aggressive towards anyone. Highly recommended to anyone who likes slow and graceful fish in their tank. PS.. this the best site I've seen, keep up the good work and information coming...