Caring for Siamese Fighting Fish: Betta Splendens by Brian ..

Aug 11, 2014 - Information on the care of your new pet Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish
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The fighting fish’s wild ancestors lived solitary lives in rice paddies and small fresh water streams of Thailand / Siam (not Japan, China – as some names would suggest). They were a dull brown or greeny color and were a carnivorous fish that would feed on tiny crustaceans, insect eggs and larvae. Fighting was always in their genes but they would generally only spar for a few minutes until one betta gave up and retreated.
Caring for Siamese Fighting Fish - Water Conditions - Betta Fish Center
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Betta splendens, bettas or so-called "Siamese fighting fish," are surface air-breathers second only to goldfish in popularity. These unique freshwater fish pass through several life stages on their way to becoming the long-finned specimens you meet in pet stores. Very young bettas need more food than adults and scrupulously clean conditions. Adult bettas are very easy to care for and can live to be around 3 years old or older with proper care. NEED HELP WITH CARING FOR MY SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH | My Aquarium Club
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The brilliantly colored Japanese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also known as the betta fish or Siamese fighting fish, is known and named for aggressive behavior. Native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and China, the Japanese fighting fish was bred in captivity originally for to produce specimens suitable for organized fights between males, similar to cock-fighting. Today, the Japanese fighting fish is one of the most popular fish to own after goldfish, thanks to his stunning beauty, dramatic long, flowing fins and ease of care. Betta fish, otherwise known as Siamese fighting fish, are hardy fish that are easy to for and will often live for more than three years if you follow the proper care instructions. By taking your role as caregiver seriously and providing your pet with everything it needs to live a healthy life, your betta will remain vibrantly colorful and happy for a very long time. My name is Brian Stanley and I've been caring for Siamese Fish for over 15 years.In that time, I've gained a huge amount of knowledge about Siamese fish. As a Siamese Fighting Fish enthusiast, itis my goal to see that all pet Siamese are properly cared for, so I'd like to share my knowledge with you, free ofcharge.Most people would recommend that these males are solitary fish, kept in tanks on their own, and in most cases, this is wise. They can be kept in communities though, with other fish species, so long as care is taken to ensure that there are no small fry, fin-nippers, similar looking fish such as fancy guppies, other male B. splendens or very fast fish in the tank with the Siamese Fighting Fish. You can keep them with betta females, as long as there are several females. These fish are slow movers, (except when stalking or mating), and very susceptible to damage not only from other tank mates, but also from sharp objects or corners on ornaments. Similar looking fish, like the fancy guppy could be mistaken as competition and create problems for you too.The Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as the betta fish, is one of the most popular aquarium fishes kept today. They are known for their elaborate fins, their easy care, and their extreme aggression towards any fish they perceive to be a male. Many myths surround the betta fish, which can lead to inproper care and pre-mature death. Females of the species are usually much more placid, and don’t carry nearly as much finnage. They can exist happily in a community indefinitely, either in groups of 6 or more females, or with one male and a group of females. As with all things, there are exceptions to the rule, so this is something that you need to watch for when putting several Siamese Fighting Fish females together.