Breeding Pet Betta Fish Help Guide With Useful Facts
Facts and tips on breeding betta fish in your home aquarium or betta bowl
7 Interesting Betta Fish Facts
1) Originally bettas are called as "Siamese fighting fish". This name comes from the fact that bettas fight with other male fishes to establish their own territory when kept in a fish tank.
2) Unlike most other fish species, bettas have an organ called as "labyrinth" which allows them air from outside of water.
3) Bettas are known for their very colorful bodies, large fins and excellent display of tail types. But in the wild bettas are just dark brown. It's the result of breeding efforts taken by experts and betta enthusiast that you see so many colorful bettas.
4) As of today bettas come in 65 different types and 25 colors. The bettas are differentiated by their fins, tail types
5) Unlike most other species when given birth to babies, not female, but a male betta takes care of the laid eggs till babies are born.
6) Bettas are tropical fish and require a constant temperature of 78 to 82 F. To achieve this, fish tank with a heater and built-in thermostat is required.
7) Instead of frozen food, bettas prefer live fish food like bloodworms
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1. Betta fish is an extreme territorial fish, so, never put two male fish in the same tank or aquarium 2. The name of Betta was referred to an ancient clan of warriors, called the "Bettah" 3. Betta is the name of a genus that encompasses dozens of different fish species, there are more 70 of them 4. The most famous Betta fish is Betta Splendens or Siamese Fighting Fish 5. A Betta of any sex may fight any other Betta without hesitation, even the sight of its own reflection 6. Betta fishes are popular since the mid-1800s 7. Bettas prefer to swim alone and also need a comfortable place to hide 8. How long do Betta fish live? Bettas normally live 2 - 3 years 9. Bettas can still live without eating in two weeks 10. Bettas are carnivores 11. Frozen brine shrimp in ice cubes is a real delicacy for the Bettas 12. Bettas have different tail shapes and colors 13. The colors of Betta are the result of selective breeding 14. Male Bettas are typically larger and display brighter colors than females 15. Bettas can breathe air and survive outside of water for several hours at a time (anabantoids or labyrinth fish) 16. Only male Bettas build bubble nests as an indication of happy and healthy 17. Male Bettas build bubble nests in large size for mating purposes, to protect eggs and newly hatched Bettas 18. Only male Bettas take charge of caring for their offspring 19. Bettas are intelligent fish and can recognizes their owners 20. The color brightness Betta help signify their health