The male betta fish are bright colored and have large dorsal fins.

2. Betta fish faces turn a white or gray color when they are stressed. If you think that's what you are seeing it could be due to the small tank or other living condition.

Rare Betta Fish Colors | Betta Fish IMPORTED ULTRA RARE Gorgeous Color

Female betta fish are paler in color than males. Having said this, the color of female bettas does deepen during their first year. They often start out being very pale, only to attain a deeper, more vibrant, shade when they reach sexual maturity. This happens when they are around 7 – 8 months old.

The female betta fish are dull colored and have small dorsal fins.

Betta Fish Prism. by HeatherSchoff on deviantART - Beautiful Colors - Art of many colors Male betta fish are known for their long, flowing fins that deepen in color when they feel territorial. Female bettas are less showy; they have shorter, rounded fins and muted colors. Females, born nearly white, change colors throughout their lives. While they do not necessarily change colors more than male members of the species, they may change colors just as frequently.

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The wonderful thing about the Betta fish is you can obtain the type and color you want by breeding two different types. (another topic that I’ll be discussing in this betta series)

The Effect of Color on Betta Fish Aggressive Actions


Betta fish are well known for their vibrant colors and beautiful fins. They can come in a variety of colors and types, ranging from the Paradise Betta to the Koi Betta. When you place them in their tank or bowl, they can be very pleasing to the eye. Personally, I like those that have an interesting color combination like my Paradise Betta (Adam) or vibrant colors like my bright red Halfmoon Double-Tail Betta Fish (Baron). No matter the type or color scheme, betta fish are beautiful pets to own.After that red-fading-to-orange experience, I cant agree that I love the idea of dying your hair to match the coloring of a Betta fish. Its beautiful, no doubt, but I cant imagine the upkeep on something like that. Im all for dying your hair different colors to express yourself, but coloring your hair after a fish has earned more than a few eyebrow raises. The newest trend hitting the media, besides pastel hues, is choosing to dye your hair the color of a Betta fish. Bettas have become one of the most popular fish to have as a pet or to with color. And although there are more common Bettas found in most pet shops, there are others that warrant a closer look.