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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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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.
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!