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It is a common belief that betta fish can live in an aquarium as small as a cup.
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The Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish is a very beautiful and vies with the highly favored and the familiar for the title of best known fish. They are also one of the oldest known freshwater fish to be kept in aquariums. They were collected before the 19th century in both Thailand and Malaysia. The Goldfish and their close cousin, the , are perhaps the only species that have a longer history in the trade.
This aquarium kit is marketed for Glofish, but it’s also a great tank for Bettas.
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Bettas love to have places to hide, especially female bettas, so providing a few hiding spots in the aquarium will help keep your fish happy. If you want to spruce the tank up with some plants, use only live plants or plants manufactured specifically for use with bettas since hard, plastic plants may injure the betta's beautiful yet delicate fins. You can also add aquarium gravel or sand to the bottom of the tank, but it is not completely necessary. The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase! | Your Creative Bone
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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.Do your research before incorporating a Betta into your existing tank or deciding to place more than one Betta together – you want to enjoy the tranquility of your aquarium, not worry if your fish are attacking one another.Another reason to get a Betta fish is the freedom to choose a multitude of colors or patterns to fascinate admirers with an alluring aquarium. They are considered as one of the .Betta fish can live in smaller bodies of water than other aquarium fish tolerate, but even so, they need good care to maintain their health and avoid ...But the species listed here can make excellent tank mates for your Betta fish and will give you the greatest chance of having a peaceful and happy aquarium.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.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. Bettas can survive without an air pump, unlike other aquarium fish, since they have a special respiratory organ called a labyrinth in addition to their gill systems. The labyrinth allows them to breathe very small amounts of air. This is why bettas can be kept in bowls without an air supply attached. That said, they still thrive better in an aerated tank as long as an airstone is used to diffuse the air flow.