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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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luqmanul hakim - 2010-06-05
In last 4 years till now I've been breeding the famous Siamese fighting fishes
I've thinking if the fry are hatched and guarded by the male and then after 5 days the male is moved to another places. The question is what kind of foods that increase in fish grows?
Besides that I've also have 3 big Siamese fighting fishes, humugousaur is the first male siamese fighting fish, he've been my pet for 4 years, big chill is the yellowish betta's, as the second, and the last, is horus a red black colored betta he is the most aggressive pet that I've ever had.

Nicole - 2010-03-20
I've had my Betta for two years now, but from what I know, they are usually sold at one year or older, so I'm assuming my male Betta is three. He has long fins on top and on the bottom of his body that are a sort of metallic purple streaked with a kind of magenta. He has small purple fins on the sides and his scales are light pink with a few purple ones. His name is Aragon, because of my favorite book, Eragon. He has lived longer than I thought he would, outlasting my brother's fish who lived for six months after he received his blue Betta. I've just kept him in small tank that holds just about one or two gallons of water I think. I feed him three pellets a day, and he still lives! He doesn't require much care, other than cleaning his tank once every two weeks. He is good for beginners, him being my first fish.

newfish in the tank - 2009-03-18
Hi! I just bought a crown tailed fighting fish. It is terribly depressed. when i looked for help i got a bit confused because some say they need 5+ gallon/20L tanks though other sight say that they prefer smaller tanks? Can some one who has had this problem please tell me what they did when this happened to them? Thx

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  • Brianna - 2010-02-25
    Bettas do great in bigger tanks. 5+. The bare minimum is 3 gallons. Most petstores hire undereducated employees and they say they like smaller spaces. They are said to be 'puddle fish' when they love to swim. They become depressed in a smaller tank. Remember when you bought him in that little plastic cup? How he just sat there on the bottom with his fins down. That's a depressed fishy. My betta Abstract is over 7 and has been moved to a 120+ tank with a few other fish. He is living happily.
  • PJ - 2010-03-18
    Dear "newfish in the tank",
    When you first buy bettas they tend to be either curious or deppressed but aftter a couple of days they will calm down.Also, admire him from a distance.I suggest you stick with a 5 gallon tank or keep it in a bowl. Spaking from experience of breeding and keeping them for a long time.

Collin - 2009-12-02
I have hade my betta fish for 2 years and about 3 months. He lives in a 2 gallon container and is curently OK. I named him Purple (cuz he is purple.) and just yesturday I saw my betta very pale. I cleaned out his container and kept him in the sink. I cried (he means alot to me). Curently he is healing and I hope he will be as healthy as he has been these last 2 years!

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  • sharon - 2010-02-20
    Is purple still alive?
The Fish Guy - 2010-01-15
Housing your betta can be a a little confusing for most starters. A common rumour has been passed around about bettas. It's said that bettas can live happily in a 1 gallon or less bowl with no filtration, no heating and low maintenance. This, like most rumours, is false. Bettas need at least 2.5 gallons of filtered, heated water. However, I personally believe bettas need at least a 5 gallon tank. Keep your betta tank clean by doing 20 - 30 % weekly water changes.

Bettas will eat a variety of foods you give them, including frozen blood worms, live blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, frozen beef heart, live blood worms and more. Flakes and pellets can be offered, but this is probably the worst thing to give your betta. Flakes and pellets are too processed for a betta. Also, some people feed their bettas peas. Do not do this, peas are not natural for a betta. Bettas are carnivores, feeding them vegetables could cause health problems. Live mosquito larvae and mosquitos themselves are also a great food source for bettas, along with other small insects and very small earth worms.

jeff - 2010-01-06
i have just bought a female betta i have a male in a 40 litre tank,can they go together ,and the one thing i cant find on thge net is a clear picture of the egg tube,how visible is it..My son is the actual owner and he is keen to breed them any help would be greatly appreciated i can be emailed on

iliketk - 2009-10-07
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.

Leanne - 2009-10-05
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.

Ally - 2009-08-07
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!

Andy - 2009-04-23
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!