Animal Stories - Siamese fighting fish

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!
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Scabhead - 2008-01-03
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.

Dan - 2007-12-22
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!

KRUPA - 2007-11-16

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 - 2007-10-22
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...

michael - 2007-10-02
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.

Matt - 2007-09-12
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 - 2007-08-24
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.

Chase - 2007-07-14
Lucifer is my first betta. Although he is happy with a one-gallon tank, I'm thinking about getting him a bigger one. As of now, his tank has a filter (he likes to attack the bubbles), an octopus toy holding a "no fishing" sign, and a bridge under which he sleeps.

chrissie - 2007-06-07
i had a gorgeous blue purple male, looked like he was covered in petrol :). his tank developed a leak so i put him with my other fish in the big tank. i had black moors and fantails and he was fine with them. then i was given some tiger barbs. BIG MISTAKE! never put tigers with finned fish as they chase them. well all the fins started disappearing so i thought it was finrot as you would. then 1 day i came in, turned the light on and saw a flash of black followed by a flash of blue, when they stopped my betta was chomping on the tail of a black moor! the tigers had turned him into a bully and a cannibal! i was gutted so removed him, then he attacked females when i tried to breed him. he was ruined and died a virgin, stupid fish

ABBY - 2007-06-04
I have been a betta lover for about 5 years now. But I've never really had the best of luck with them, and they always seemed to get sick and die after about 6 months. Mot until I recently bought my 2.5 gallon tank with a filter, rock, live plant, fake plants, and gravel did my bettas personality really shine through. I would definately recommend investing in a nice, large tank for your betta because he will definitely benefit in the end. Now my betta looks so happy and healthy and even eats more!