Three commonly known facts about bettas, also known as siamese fighting fish, are simple to learn and understand. First, they are freshwater fish, specifically tropical fish which require a warmer environment. Second, they can survive in small tanks or fish bowls, though they do better in larger aquariums. Lastly, you shouldn’t keep two male bettas in the same tank as they are aggressive and will start fighting each other and will likely not stop until one or both are dead. Keeping that in mind, most people having multiple bettas prefer to use multiple small fish tanks that are usually under in capacity, typically around 2.5 gallons.
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For best results you should start by filling your Betta container with “aged” or “conditioned” water found in existing aquariums. Typically Bettas come from slow moving waters, even the edges of rice paddies in S.E. Asia. Tap water is suitable for them, but it should be treated to rid it of chlorine or chloramines prior to pouring it into the container, which is harmful to the fish. There are many varieties of Bettas available (Split Tails, Half Moon, Round Tail and Crown Tail to name a few) and almost every color under the rainbow. An Aquarium Adventure fish specialist can help you select a good specimen.
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If you are like me and have a strong passion for freshwater aquariums, you have probably considered incorporating Betta fish to your tank. I’m sure you’ve heard how wonderful Bettas are and how beautiful they can be.
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Tips on Keeping the Siamese Fighting Fish
The Siamese fighting fish or “Betta” is one of the most popular of all aquarium fish. There are several reasons for this popularity. First, is their beautiful colors often referred to as “splendid”, thus one of the more popular species Betta splendens. They are in the family of fish called Anabantoids. As such they have a special labyrinth organ that other fish do not. This enables them to get oxygen from the water surface as opposed to using their gills to extract oxygen from the water. Because of this special feature they are able to be kept in a small container or bowl, whereas other tropical fish need a larger aquarium with added filtration. The sales of Bettas have surged in recent years as they’ve become displays in beautiful, ornate vases, bowls and glasses and easily kept on a table top, desk or counter.The name 'Betta' refers to the Genus in which the Siamese FightingFish is classified by scientists. There are several different speciesof Bettas, though the one most often seen in the aquarium hobby isBetta splendens, the Siamese Fighting Fish.