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Betta fish Facts
What is Betta fish?
Betta fish is a type of fighting fish, they also known as Siamese fighting fish or pla-kad fish in Thai or trey krem in Khmer. This fish is native to the Mekong river in South Asia, so this fish is popular in several South Asia such as Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. This fish also become more popular in other Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Taken from many Betta fish information sources, here are several facts about Betta fish:
20 Betta fish facts
- Betta fish is an extreme territorial fish, so, never put two male fish in the same tank or aquarium
- The name of Betta was referred to an ancient clan of warriors, called the “Bettah”
- Betta is the name of a genus that encompasses dozens of different fish species, there are more 70 of them
- The most famous Betta fish is Betta Splendens or Siamese Fighting Fish
- A Betta of any sex may fight any other Betta without hesitation, even the sight of its own reflection
- Betta fishes are popular since the mid-1800s
- Bettas prefer to swim alone and also need a comfortable place to hide
- How long do Betta fish live? Bettas normally live 2 – 3 years
- Bettas can still live without eating in two weeks
- Bettas are carnivores
- Frozen brine shrimp in ice cubes is a real delicacy for the Bettas
- Bettas have different tail shapes and colors
- The colors of Betta are the result of selective breeding
- Male Bettas are typically larger and display brighter colors than females
- Bettas can breathe air and survive outside of water for several hours at a time (anabantoids or labyrinth fish)
- Only male Bettas build bubble nests as an indication of happy and healthy
- Male Bettas build bubble nests in large size for mating purposes, to protect eggs and newly hatched Bettas
- Only male Bettas take charge of caring for their offspring
- Bettas are intelligent fish and can recognizes their owners
- The color brightness Betta help signify their health
Types of Betta fish
Types of Betta fishes can be categorized based on several factors such as colors, color patterns, tail variations, and their species.
Colors and Colors patterns
There are several common colors, including: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Opaque, Black, White, Albino and Orange. There are also several interesting colors such as: Metallic, Turquoise, Copper, Lavender, Mustard Gas, Grizzle, Kois and Marble.
The patterns colors are:
- Solid, one color in the entire of the fish with no variations
- Bi-color, two colors combination
- Cambodian, the fins are a solid color, the body is pale
- Butterfly, the fins have distinct bands of colors
- Marble, irregular patterns in the fins and body
- Pastel, a light shade of color, seen only on the fins, but body remains a flesh hue
- Dragon, rich strong basic color with the scales on the body a pale iridescent
- Full mask, the face has the same color as the body but it looks darker
- Piebald, pale flesh-colored face
- Multicolour, combination 3 or more colors on the body
Fin and Tail Types of Betta fish
Fin types and tail types are various, commonly, there are several famous tail types of Betta fish, such as:
- Veil Tail, Their tails arch up, then float down, appearing to look a a veil
- Crown Tail, they have spiky tail and fins
- Halfmoon, the shape of a halfmoon and spreads at a 180 degree angle tails
- Delta Tail, single tailed non-Halfmoon Betta, just like a Halfmoon, but they don’t reach 180 degrees
- Super Delta Tail, It’s amazing caudal fin extends between 120-160 Degrees
- Double Tail, its caudal tail split in two equal lobes rather than one
- Spade Tail, Their caudal tail has a wide base, that narrows to a small point
- Round Tail or Fan Tail, single tailed Betta’s with round edges
- Rose Tail, the perfect Halfmoon, the caudal have excessive branching and overlapping which gives the appearance of a rose
- Feather Tail, very similar to the rose tail, but tends to have a more ruffled appearance
- Plakat, a short-finned version of the common Betta
- Comb Tail or Half Sun, produced with crossing a Veil Tail and a Crowntail.
How to take care of Betta fish
If you have a Betta fish or several fishes, you should considering several factors such as facts about Betta fish, how to feeding, their behavior, their breeding process, how to choose the tank or aquarium, and how to select the best quality fish.
How to feed?
It’s important to understanding how to feed and how to care this fish, Bettas are carnivores and need food with high protein. There are many foods available that can be bought. Here are several types of Betta food:
- fish flakes
- Betta fish pellets
- brine shrimps
- glass worms
- beef heart flakes
- tubifex worms
- mysis shrimp
- white worms
- grindal worms
- flightless or wingless fruit flies
All the food can be feed in live, gel or frozen.
How much? Bettas will stop eating when their stomach is full. It’s better to feed them twice a day with maximum 4 bloodworms or when they stop eating. As a strong fish, they can will be just fine as long as you feed them in just weekend.
Betta fish Breeding
It’s important to understanding the difference between male and female Betta fish. Male and female are quite different, male Betta generally have long fins. Often 2 up to 3 times of their body, female have shorter. Males typically have bright colors, females do not. The best way ti identify the female is a small egg spot on their underside. If you feel confused, you can consulting with any pet shop or pet store Betta fish near you.
It’s not easy to breed Betta fish, firstly, place them in the same tank only when the breeding is imminent. You can put the male first and put the female in other tank nearly. Both of the tank should be transparent and closely. The female will ready for mating when she shows vertical stripes on her body and may begin to shed eggs. The male will ready when he build bubble nest. After about 24 hours and both of them ready, you can house male and female together. You should provide more plenty places for the female.
When the fish are mating, the male will lead the female over to the bubble nest and start the act of fertilization. The male will wraps his body around the female and hold that position for a time -it looks like a “hug”-, squeezing the eggs out of her body. After that, the male will begin to herd the eggs toward the bubble nest. After this process, the female should be separated with the male. The male will keep the eggs until the eggs hatch and the fry are ready to live on their own.
Bettas are cannibal, the male will eat all the eggs and fry, so, most of Betta fish breeders suggest not feeding the male in this process. This will be about three days after hatching, until the fry can swimming. You will need to remove the male immediately before he eat the fry. As soon as you remove the male, feed the fry a small portion of microworms. What do baby fish eat? Use some living foods such as: Infusoria (first week), microworms (3-40 days) and baby brine shrimp.
Betta fish tank
Before choosing the best Betta fish tanks, you should understanding about Betta fish behavior. This fish is best housed in solitary environment due to its aggressive nature when confronted with other fish. The females can thrive in a large tank with a couple of other females, but the male not.
Betta need space to thrive, if you choose a larger tank your Betta will be healthier. One gallon of water is the absolute minimum tank size your Betta needs for survival, but tanks that small get dirty way too fast. You still need to do full weekly water changes with a tank under 5 gallons. If you insist on a tank smaller than 5 gallons make sure you choose one with a good filtration system. I recommend you several best tanks from Amazon:
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