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We hope that this list will provide you with enough information to make an informed decision on which of the listed betta fish tanks with filter, or siamese fighting fish tanks, is the best option for you. Taking into account the look, style, and space requirements, we feel that all of these tropical fish tanks offer exactly what is needed to keep your little fish friend happy, healthy, and stress free. That will help to ensure it lives a long life and provides you with enjoyment and serenity.
The Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish will swim in all parts of the tank. This fish is quite hardy and will adapt to most aquarium conditions. Like all other anabantoids their special 'labyrinth organ' enables them to survive in oxygen-depleted waters. Because of this they can survive in smaller spaces. A minimum sized aquarium for a single specimen would be 3 gallons if kept in a warm room, and with regular maintenance. They will do best however in a larger aquarium, with adequate filtration and a heater, along with regular maintenance. A 10 gallon aquarium is recommended. Provide gentle water circulation and some sturdy aquarium plants. The aquarium should be covered to prevent jumps.The tank should be decorated in a way which allows both the dominant and quieter personality type fish to live happily. This means the construction of a few hiding places and some surface cover. They will show their colors best on a dark substrate and need some sturdy aquarium plants to provide the female with places of hide. This species appreciates some cover with floating plants, but be sure to leave some open areas for them to gulp water at the surface.This species is often subjected to tanks as small as 1/4 gallon, but this set up is very rough on the fish. While the fish is equipped with a labyrinth organ that allows the fish to survive in oxygen depleted waters for short periods of time, this fish will suffer the same tissue damage from ammonia and nitrate spikes as any other species. This is nearly impossible to prevent in an very small tank.
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How to set up a beautiful betta fish tank - Japanese Fighting Fish
Fishbowls / tiny tanks are not okay for Siamese Fishing Fish. Also known as Betta Fish, Betta Splendens, Fighting fish need proper care! This infographic reveals the truth behind where bettas come from and their basic needs.Betta, or Siamese fighting fish, are remarkably beautiful, curious, and sociable fish that are native to SE Asia. Because Betta can live in extremely small spaces, living in rice paddies and drainage ditches in the wild, they have been breed to live alone in small tanks or bowls as pets. Although they can live in small spaces, and males need to live separately to avoid conflict, Betta can get bored and lonely if left without stimulation. If you have a Betta fish you can give it some much needed attention by learning how to play with it and teach it tricks.It’s also important to remember that for many years bettas were referred to as Siamese fighting fish. Males will not tolerate another betta (male or female) in their tank, and in smaller aquariums they will often fight to the death. There have been some reports of people keeping several male bettas in very large tanks (55 gallons +), but it’s generally not worth the risk.Here is my Betta, Elijah!
He is getting a little annoyed at the thermometer!
The Fluval Spec 2 is a great tank for Siamese Fighting Fish, and Elijah is happy as can be!
I would recommend this tank to fish owners with a little more experience, because the smaller tanks, believe it or not, are a lot harder to maintain. They are great tanks, and it fits nicely on my desk. Contrary to a lot of reviews, i find that if you put the water flow facing the glass, the Betta has no problem with water flow, and often swims up to it to be pushed along in the current!
I also have a Fluval Edge 5 Gallon, housing seven Guppies, six Neon Tetras, and three Corys.