Many Other Betta Types and Betta Fish Names

In my previous post, I’ve mentioned a couple of time the aggressive nature of Betta fish.
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I have had success with what are commonly known as spawning mops, which are made from yarn. Although the betta fish do not use the mops for spawning, these mops do provide cover for hiding. Because I use smaller aquariums to spawn betta fish, I make sure there are more places for the fish to hide than would be necessary in a larger aquarium.
Do you know some of the common betta fish diseases? How to prevent them?
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I have a hard time believing that they need 5 gallon tank, filter, heater etc to live long and happy lives. My betta fish Blue is in a 1 gallon tank, no fliter and no heater. I clean his bowl about twice a month and he is over 5 years old. While many people like Bettas, they would often like to keep other fish in their tank, too.
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Photo provided by FlickrThere is also the Koi betta, I have one. They resemble Koi pond fish in coloration.
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Tips on Keeping the Siamese Fighting Fish
The Siamese fighting fish or “Betta” is one of the most popular of all aquarium fish. There are several reasons for this popularity. First, is their beautiful colors often referred to as “splendid”, thus one of the more popular species Betta splendens. They are in the family of fish called Anabantoids. As such they have a special labyrinth organ that other fish do not. This enables them to get oxygen from the water surface as opposed to using their gills to extract oxygen from the water. Because of this special feature they are able to be kept in a small container or bowl, whereas other tropical fish need a larger aquarium with added filtration. The sales of Bettas have surged in recent years as they’ve become displays in beautiful, ornate vases, bowls and glasses and easily kept on a table top, desk or counter.In nature Bettas feed on insects at the surface, so small pellet food or worms (such as tubifex or blood worms) will be the best choice for them. Be careful with your feedings. Overfeeding will cause the water to become cloudy and smelly from the accumulation of decayed food. This water will, in time, become harmful to the fish. When feeding, remember that less is best. A safe recommendation is to feed 2 to 4 pieces of food every other day.For best results you should start by filling your Betta container with “aged” or “conditioned” water found in existing aquariums. Typically Bettas come from slow moving waters, even the edges of rice paddies in S.E. Asia. Tap water is suitable for them, but it should be treated to rid it of chlorine or chloramines prior to pouring it into the container, which is harmful to the fish. There are many varieties of Bettas available (Split Tails, Half Moon, Round Tail and Crown Tail to name a few) and almost every color under the rainbow. An Aquarium Adventure fish specialist can help you select a good specimen. It is important to know what to look for when buying a or fish dealer. Purchasing an unhealthy Betta can be disastrous. People who buy spend many distressing hours trying to improve its general health to no avail. These fragile fish do not recover easily from malnourishment or maltreatment.A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon a photo on Facebook and was totally in awe of the Betta fish tank by . Here’s the photo below (I’ve edited the size of the photo to suit the site’s criteria): Inspect the jar or tank where the Betta lived to make sure it is clean. The water should appear fresh and clear with no traces of . The area surrounding the tank should be odorless, for odors are common when fish die. Finally, perform a thorough check-up of the fish.