Sitting by the Koi Pond: Betta Fish (Betta splendens) Care
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Basically im wondering if its possible to create a simulated environment for betta fish. Since there are many that live together in the wild in the same rice paddy, could it be possible to recreate something like this? And if so, what are some tips/guidelines for making the pond?
Betta fish trace their originality in Thailand. They were first discovered in muddy ponds, streams and rice paddies. The common betta fish bears long streaming fins. Moreover, they bear various striking colors. This is due to the fact that, they inherit variety of colors during their mutations which occurs during reproduction. In continuation, they live mostly in ponds with reeds and in slow moving waters. Betta fish are considered to be the most attractive fish due their beautiful colors.
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I enjoyed this article of very interesting and unusual betta fish facts. I had no idea that they were air breathers and had to come to the surface to breathe much like whales. These fish are quite fascinating to me. In fact I enjoy fish in general. I have a large Koi pond. Thanks for the informative post. For the children of Malaysia, in southern China, collecting these was a favorite pastime. The children would catch as many as 50 Bettas an hour from the rice paddies, and then conduct fish fights to determine the village champion. Usually, the winner was the biggest fish they caught. Once the wounds healed on the prize-winning fish, he would go into competition again against a new opponent. This pastime diminished significantly when agricultural chemicals and mechanized plowing were introduced for the harvesting of the rice paddies. However, the fields were not the only place where one could find Bettas. They were also living in watery ditches, stagnant ponds and gentle flowing streams.Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is a fast-growing floating aquatic plant with long, dangling roots. Frogbit is great for both aquariums and ponds as it helps soak up nitrates and phosphates, thus keeping water column algae at bay. With a thriving stock of frogbit, you may never witness nitrates in your aquarium again. Livebearers (guppies, mollies, platies, swordtails) and Anabantoids (bettas, gourami) especially love frogbit, as do plenty of other fish. The thick root systems and shade provided by the broad leaves makes it a perfect choice for people wishing to keep and breed small types of fish and fry. I have managed to grow frogbit even in nutrient poor aquaria with low light conditions, however, this plant flourishes in tanks with moderate to high light, good water column fertilization, and gentle water circulation. Caution must be taken to not allow the leaves to be submerged for too long, as they will rot. If you have a hang-on-back (HOB) filter, the flow must be baffled or adjusted so it does not push the frogbit underwater. I have found that a piece of filter sponge cut to size and attached to the output of the filter achieves this perfectly. Most reproduction of frogbit will occur through plant stem fragmentation. The main plants will form runners to create new plants. The runners do not need to be trimmed from the parent plants. If kept in favorable conditions, a small quantity of frogbit will quickly cover the surface of a large tank in mere weeks.On 10/19/07, I finally got another betta after almost six years. I wanted some fish in my and decided on a betta. My 2.5 year old niecewanted a purple one so I got one that is kind of white/pink in the body with blue and purple fins. I named him Homer. I added a little aquarium salt, Stress Coat, Stress Zyme, MelaFix, andAquarisol (for ick prevention) to the tub pond. Here are some photos. The first three were takenwhile he was in the cup I got him in.: