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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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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.
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
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!
i have 2 bettas, a male and a female. my female betta once lived in a tank peacefully with a shy baby angel, now she inhabits my small 3 gallon tank happily. my male betta suprised me when i had to make an emergency fish relocation and he got 2 tank mates (cory catfish). he got along with them so well i got 2 more. he now lives with all 4 and gets along with them, often times hanging out in their school.
Bettas are a great pet. I used to have one also my bro had one. We had them in a medium size tank with a glass wall. Our bettas would try to get to the other. Now that I thought about it you shouldn't have two bettas like that. I wont make that mistake again! Thanks, happy betta keeping!
I Have a Betta. It`s a female and her name is Pleasant. She is in a 10 gallon tank with 6 guppies and a Zebra Danio named Stripey-Stripe. She is a middle-aged fish that cracks me up! There is a neon cave in my
tank and I have to tell you she loves that thing. One time I couldn`t find Pleasant at all in the tank, but the next thing I knew, her little head pop out of an opening in the cave! While were on the Betta subject, I wanted to say my friend is only 6 years old but she has already breed bettas! I mean, at her age she has breed bettas! WOW!!
I hope some day I can breed bettas and I hope Pleasant is one of the many bettas I`ll breed.
The Koi Maiden
In my experience with fish that require a large tank (I have a 3000 gal pond with seven koi), it was a relief to find a pleasant fish that could live in a signifacantly smaller area. Bettas can SURVIVE in under a gallon of water, but it is very cruel to the fish. Even one gallon is better than keeping them in the tiny betta bowls. Only when I put my betta Azura in a 1 gallon fish bowl did I see his true personality. It is a common myth that bettas can survive at room temperature. This is true; however, since they originated in tropical areas, you will see more movement if bettas are allowed a temperature around or slightly above 75 degrees F. Another aspect of the tank that should be taken into consideration is current. When placing bettas in a community tank there should be places on the surface where there is no current. Their bodies are not designed for fast swimming. Happy fishkeeping!
I had about six Bettas which were very colorful. I kept them all in a separate tank, and they were very happy. I named them Redray, Bubbles, Ace, Gary, DaBlu and Ned. I had them for one and a half years until Ace, Gary, DaBlue and Ned died from age. I only have Redray and Bubbles now. Redray seems to be getting older. His nice red color is still bright but his nice white fins and tail are fading. Bubbles is doing good but getting weaker every week. The reason i named Bubbles, Bubbles was because he loves to make a big bubble nest in his small tank. Then after every two days, he would destroy it and make a new bubble nest. My six Betta stars seemed to be broken because of their death. Now im left with my two stars which i still treasure.
My betta, Dale Jr. was a beautiful bright orange. He was very aggressive, and every time someone would come in my room, I would have them stick the tip of their finger in the bowl and he would attack! I miss my little attack fish :(
I have a betta named tech, he is a nice quite fish. i put a shell in his tank (which is 1 gallon), now im think of putting him in a 5 gallon tank. he is like redish and pink its a little wierd.
P.s. do not put ghost shrimp in their tank, they will eat them.