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Learning how to take care of a Betta fish properly is easy and fun for beginners!
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Healthy issues vary depending on breeder and store care of fish, elephant ears are not more prone to genetic defects/health issues over other betta splendens as far as I've seen. There's no extra care involved with keeping an ee compared to other betas, but with all bettas you should be mindful of rough decor/hardscape/equipment as all betta fins are very delicate and easily ripped on rough surfaces/edges.
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Betta fish originated in the warm waters of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, where they lived in shallow rice paddy puddles. Today's bettas look quite different from their wild ancestors because they have been carefully bred to enhance fin characteristics and scale and fin colors. Achmad Yusuf, a betta breeder from Indonesia, created the first crowntail betta fish back in 1997. Knowing how to take care of betta fish includes the proper diet for them.
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Photo provided by FlickrAll in all, take care of your betta fish and you will get the enjoyment of its company for several years to come.
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Many people want to get a pet that is quiet, doesn't require much attention and is easy to take care of, so they think "Hey! I'll go to my local pet store and pick up a Betta fish! They don't require much care at all! They can live in a bowl and be just fine!"There you have it, the proper care of a betta fish, and how to properly enjoy your new and not-so-easy-to-care-for-and-forget-about-it pet! Just remember that tiny hearts matter, too, any time you think that any fish can live in a bowl and be happy! Betta fish actually require a lot more than a bowl. They are animals, too! They have hearts, too! They have personalities, too! Tiny hearts matter, too! Betta fish can be a lot of fun if properly taken care of, just like any pet! I love my Betta, Taft. I rescued him (in a way) from a family that had him in a little "betta keeper," and hadn't been feeding him properly. They even left him in a house for an entire week while they were moving during the winter. He almost froze! So I said I would take the fish. He wasn't quite fully grown yet when I took him in, and he was, and is still, so cute. The Betta Fish Care Guide covers the entire spectrum of betta care. Whatever your queries you will find the answer; from perfect tank set up and maintenance to confirming the best feeding times and amounts.​Many people think of betta fish as “easy” pets to care for – and it’s true that betta fish care is simpler than caring for, say, a dog or cat. However there are some things all betta owners need to know, and like all pets, betta fish deserve to be cared for properly in order to live long, healthy and happy lives.Why the heck did you have five fantails with a betta in a bowl?!? Fantails need 20 gallons to start, then add 10 more gallons for each fish. And they do best in different conditions. Fantails prefer fewer decorations due to being clumsy swimmers while bettas love silk or live plants to hide in. Bettas need warmer water, around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, while goldfish do better in cooler temperatures. Also, goldfish create a lot of waste, which builds up ammonia, a chemical deadly to both bettas and goldfish. Sometimes, if all of the conditions are right, then bettas can live with lots of other fish-example: my oldest betta, Anthony, is very mellow, so I have him in my 60 gallon high tech planted tank with plenty of hiding spaces, regulated water temperature, a very powerful canister filter, and proper food. But bettas and goldfish are not good tank mates, and unless you have a 70 gallon bowl with a powerful filter, then that is not how you take good care of fish.