How to Take Care of a Betta Fish

Jul 2, 2010 - Under certain conditions, your male betta can live with other fish species
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Hello, I am inquiring upon the issue of the terrible living conditions Betta fish endure in Walmart stores. I recently visited a Walmart store and passed by the animal section. I saw 15 betta fish in plastic containers with water filled up halfway and with completely orange water, barely visible. I had to contact an employee and stacked up the entire sink area with sick bettas on top of each other.
If kept in optimum living conditions a Betta fish can typically live 2-3 years.
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Providing good care for betta fish suffering from popeye helps prevent the condition from returning. Add plastic or live aquarium plants to your betta's tank to reduce stress, and feed carefully. Overfeeding and poor diet contribute to ill health in bettas. Feed a young betta twice a day or an adult once a day. Give as much food as the fish can eat in two to five minutes. Vary the diet: Aquarium stores sell specialized betta food, and you should supplement this with freeze-dried brine shrimp and bloodworm. Frozen and live small crustaceans, worms and insect larvae also provide variety in a betta's diet. One day per week, don't feed your betta, to allow his digestive system to clean itself out. finange, it is not a long term solution for living conditions of the Betta Fish.
Photo provided by FlickrIt is not worth the money to put many millions of Betta fish in such terrible living conditions every year for the sake of commerce
Photo provided by FlickrWell, that's not exactly a question that can have a definite answer. The answer certainly depends on the living conditions, attention and care a Betta fish receives.
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Share with others...04000In this guide we are going to go step-by-step and show you how easy it is to add live plants to your aquarium. Live plants are great because there are so many benefits in having them in your betta fish tank. Primarily they help keep water conditions optimal by converting harmful chemicals into oxygen but they also reduce algae growth, look fantastic and are kinder to your betta fish’s fins (as opposed to sharp edged plastic plants). Step-by-step guide to adding live…This video's about bettas in the wild under simulated conditions. Bettas are territorial fish which are extremely agressive in the wild. Bettas live in paddy fields originated in Southeast Asia with water levels of 5 - 10cm. Like, comment and subscribe for more wonderful contents. Stay tuned! A new content will be posted about having bettas as pets.
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Twitter: @betta_YT While betta fish can live in those tiny bowls in a store, this is not an ideal situation. It works because they're alone and because they are able to breathe the surface air. However, water conditions can deteriorate quickly in such a small container, so each fish should live in a tank that holds at least one gallon of water, and preferably two to five gallons. This will give the fish plenty of room to move around in, and the overall environment will be more stable. In the wilds of Southeast Asia Betta fish live in lazy streams, and they can survive in muddy puddles and low-oxygen conditions when water levels drop. This is because they are anabantids, a type of fish that is capable of taking in air from the surface of the water.If you are trying to choose between a Goldfish or Betta, for the purposes of this article let’s assume you are interested in keeping your fish in the healthiest way possible. I hope that’s true, but, sadly, not everyone cares about the well-being of a lowly fish, and they end up in poor conditions with failing health and shortened lives.Male betta splendons, also called Siamese fighting fish, viciously attack other male bettas or any fish resembling another male betta. Under certain conditions, your male betta can live with other fish species. A 10- or 20-gallon tank works best for keeping bettas with other fish, as bettas feel uncomfortable in large tanks where they instinctively try to defend their whole territory. Peaceful, fast-moving fish without flowing fins have the best chance of surviving life with a male betta.