Animal Stories - People Talking About Siamese fighting fish
Select Pet Atlas
-------- Select --------
Aquarium Coral Reefs
Aquarium Tropical Fish
Marine - Saltwater Fish
Reptiles - Amphibians
Small Animal Pets
Select A Family
-------- Select --------
Livebearing Aquarium Fish
Rainbowfish - Blue Eyes
Species / Breed
------ Select ------
Balloon Kissing Gourami
Flame Dwarf Gourami
Giant Red Tail Gourami
Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami
Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami
Siamese fighting fish
Aquarium Tropical Fish Articles
---------- Select ----------
Fish Disease and Treatment
Freshwater Aquarium Setup and Maintenance
Animal-World Information about:
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!
Add Your Animal Story
Latest Animal Stories
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. ^^
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"!
kevin from ky
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.
I'm a recent betta owner after having one "regifted" to me. I have to say; I love him. He has far more personality than I would have ever imagined and he seems to genuinely enjoy human companionship as he'll float right in front of you for extended periods when you put your face near his tank.
I have him in a ten-gallon tank (with heater and filter) by himself and he seems pretty happy. Well, if active means happy and I'm guessing that's a good indicator.
Oh, he's white with a pale iridescent blue at the insides of his fins and white at the tips.
I love my White Betta! It has a little bit of red and even some teal on the edges of the fins. I can even pet it!
I love my blue betta so much, I would like to have more of these peculiar fish. Love you so much betta!
Queen of Night
I love my 2 bettas Gaara and Ashura. They are quite hardy and very personal fish. I would love to get them a 5 gal with some tetras and cories in it. I have learned that Bettas like at least one plant with flat horizontal leaves that make a bed for them. Sadly I lost my fighter style betta, Oni, though I am not completely sure from what. I believe I bought him as an old fish. I miss him very much. These are great little fish but they really do need a bigger space than those little 1/2 gal tanks...
I have had around 3 bettas so far. They have been good to me and been well, but some of them had died from other fish. The pet shop had told me that i could not put it with any other fish but i moved and i couldnt take my betta with me. So i gave him to my next door neighbour. I also had a bright red betta, but one day i found him laying on top of the water dead. I had no intentions of getting another one since then, but then my mother wanted one to put in a big wine glass for looks on the table. So i asked her if i could get one and she agreed. I chose one i wanted and it was the most beautiful betta i had ever seen in my life. It had a stringy tail like coral. The person at the pet shop said all of them had tails like that when they got them, but mine was the only one that kept its stringy tail. So i called it bullwinkle cause of its tail and i like the name bullwinkle. After a day i had it, i wanted to get a female to breed with it because we bred them at school. It was at the end of the year so the school sold them, so i want to breed bettas now.
I bought a male and a female betta splenden from a pet shop 5 years ago and did some research on them. I found their breeding habits very interesting. My siamese fighters didnt do very well but once i have the space for a new tank, i hope to breed them again. Good luck to anyone trying to breed them.
Julia N. Brown
In 2005, we babysitted our neighbors Betta Fish, and when she came to pick up her fish she brought us a beautiful red Betta as a reward for taking care of her Fish. We named him Patrick. He was the first fish i ever had. Sadly, he died after 3 weeks because by giving Him to us without warning, She gave us no time whatsoever to do ANY research. So I would'nt recommend giving fish as gifts unless your positive that the recipent has done his homework.