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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jon - 2008-10-01
My betta looks like the very first pic you have at the top of the page! He's so awesome!

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John Mark De Vera - 2008-07-12
My Flare (a male siamese fighting fish) has been spawning with pinky (a female siamese fighting fish). After the spawning process, I removed pinky because she will eat the eggs. After several days, I didn't notice that the eggs were hatched, that's why Flare ate the fries and only one survived that night. The next day the fry died. That's what also happen to my other pair named King and Queen (a pair of crown tail). Many survived but the next day the fries died again...

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  • kennita - 2010-04-16
    Don't keep breeding them, it is unheathly.
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maddy - 2008-07-11
I just recently bought a betta. It lies on the bottom of it's tank and won't eat. I am wondering if anyone could please tell me what is wrong with it.

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NY Betta Lover - 2008-07-07
I received two bettas about a week ago as a birthday gift. Their names are Dolce and Gabbana. Dolce is Dark blue and Gabbana is a deep red. Both fish seem to be doing really well. They are active and playful. This morning I bought some frozen baby brine shrimp to give to them as a treat. Gabbana ate hers right away, but Dolce didn't recognize the little squirts form the dropper (I used it to squirt them in the water) as food, so he didn't eat it. A couple of hours later I noticed that he was acting bonkers! He keeps darting up and down in his 1 gallon container over and over again. I can't really tell if he's scratching, because he does it on the side with the plants and the one without any decor. He doesn't have any signs of ick or anything on his body or fins. His appearance is completely normal as far as I can tell. I thought maybe he found some baby brine at the bottom and was searching for more, but I moved him into an emergency container with clean, treated water (aquarium salt and dechlorinator) just to be sure. But, he is still doing it! It's freaking me out! I am wondering what's wrong with him! By the way, my other betta Gabanna still seems completely normal. HELP!

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Charles Stackpole - 2008-06-30
Based upon the 2 comments below, It is clear that Your fish are infected with Fungus. This is VERY Common with Bettas. There is a Fish Medicine called "BETTAMAX", they are Blended Antibiotic Capsules that you open and stir into the water. Do this in a Separate Treatment Tank as it makes the water a dark bluish-green.
As with any fish Meds, they work better in higher temperatures. 84-86 degrees for bettas. Yes, of course they need heaters... They live in S. E. Asia where avg. air temps are in the 100's.
Bettas are also highly susceptible to "Mouth Fungus" and it is usually Fatal. A clean Tank will keep your Bettas Healthy and active. I keep mine in a special 3 Betta tank w/ glass dividers and 1 rock & 1 plant in each section. This way they can see each other, get into fighting poses and still remain unhurt.
DO NOT Believe people that sell bettas in a glass jar with a live plant in it. They will tell you the Bettas will just eat the plant roots and This is not true! Bettas are Carnivores and need Meaty Pellet foods. Hikari is the best I have found. The plant plugging the opening of the jar blocks enough air from getting into the water as well. Treat Bettas as all Tropical Fish... Give them room to swim, Cover to hide in, Filtered Water, Good Food and a controlled, heated tank. They do not belong in a cute little jar on your desk, like candy.
The divided tanks can be purchased with as many as 10 divided sections in a tank about 36" long. Great for large displays of many different Bettas.
Good Luck with the Fungus Treatments.

Charles
June 30, 2008

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!
Diane
2008-06-27

My Red fish is turning a weird whiteish coulour. If anyone knows what does this mean, please send me ideas. harper350@hotmail.com
Harley
2008-06-14

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Anonymous - 2008-06-15
I love bettas! I have a male and 4 females in the aquarium. I have a red female, 2 blue crown females, a blue female, and a red male. My two biggest and my medium females some times chase each other, but nothing happens. My male is really mellow and the little female always minds its busuness. Graet website! Bettas rule!

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Harley - 2008-06-14
My Red fish is turning a weird whiteish coulour. If anyone knows what does this mean, please send me ideas. harper350@hotmail.com

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Summer - 2008-06-02
Heya. ^^ Betta splendens rule, I only just got my one for approximately 48hrs and so far loving it =D. I's a shiny blue/red/white betta. I call midnight. Awesomely energetic and great to look at. He's had several attempts at jumping out lol, it was kinda cute. Upgrading to a full tank soon, hope he likes it. ^^

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Moira - 2008-05-08
I absolutely LOVE betta's - they are unbelievable fish. At the moment I have 3 and love the way they "lie" on ornamemts in their tanks. I have a red one, a bright mauvey colour one and one that is like pink mother of pearl. I do agree that they actually much prefer a bigger tank than the small half gallon "betta" tanks. I wish the pet shops would stop telling people that they are happiest in small amounts of water. I love coming home from work to see my "boys"!

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kevin from ky - 2008-04-20
Bettas are a beautiful and graceful species of fish. It's a shame that there lifestyle only allows us to have one male per tank. I've always thought it would be awesome to see a tank full of male bettas. I have a pretty impressive male that holds his own in a 55 gallon tank, along with a large Tiger loach, a baby Frontosa (very cool fish), 3 full grown powder blue Gouramis, a 4 inch African Butterfly fish!, and a Tiretrack Eel that's close to a foot long. He's bright orange all over except along the edges of his fins there a hint of blueish purple. His name's Tango and sometimes he and the butterfly fish like to measure each other up to decide who gets to hang out at the surface. The Butterfly has won every dispute I've witnessed but the betta does well and always manages to hang out at the top somewhere behind the cover of multiple floating plants. I'd really like to add about 3 female Bettas after my Frontosa outgrows my tank and I move him to something bigger, but im afraid my Eel may consider the females a snack due to there smaller size. He rarely eats smaller fish in the tank other than feeder fish but I hate to chance it.

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