Are you considering a first pet for kids? Consider fish tank with Betta!
The beautiful Betta, or Siamese fighting fish, is about the fiercest two inches of fish in captivity. In Thailand these scrappy little fish are matched in fights, just as cocks in Cuba. They come in rainbow colors of red, green, lavender or blue, with fins that flow gracefully through the water. No oxygen, low maintenance, and fun to watch fish is a great choice for the first pet owners.
GloFish that glows in the dark and Neon tetras fish are the alternative easy to care fish.
The Steps to take to Select and Maintain Betta Fish Aquarium:
PICK A GIRL OR A BOY
The males are extraordinarily aggressive and indulge in vicious battles. Not to keep males of the same species together. Best in species tank.
PICK A COLOR
Betta fish has many beautiful color variations. Female much plainer than the male.
1 gal. (minimum) Aquarium, live plants to give off oxygen, water conditioner, and dried pellet food.
Temperature: 77-86F (23-30C)
Moderate to good lightning.
CARE FOR YOUR FISH
Allow water to sit in the tank for 5 days while adding a spoon of water to the fish container before fish are put into it. Feed once a day with 3-5 baby pellets.
TRAIN YOUR FISH!
Not only Betta fish are the quietest pets you could find, they are great fun to watch, care for, and even train them to do tricks! Learn how. It’s a fascinating hobby. Enjoy!
7 Awesome Facts About Betta Fish You Don’t Know!
BETTA’s STOMACH size is as big as her eyeball. Overfeeding Bettas can cause their death. Betta are carnivores animals who, in nature, eat mostly insects and insect larvae.
BETTA REFERS TO 70 FISH SPICES – dozens of different fish species.
BETTA BREATHE AIR AND CAN SURVIVE OUT OF WATER – it has a special organ called labyrinth, which allows them to breathe air from the surface and survive in water with low-oxygen content. Tank doesn’t need external oxygen.
BETTAS BUILD BUBBLES NESTS – male Bettas build bubble nests. Females can build a bubble nest even in captivity without a mate present.
MALE BETTAS GUARD THEIR OFFSPRINGS – not only male build the nest, he also watches over the eggs until they hatch.
BETTAS DON’T HAVE TO BE KEPT SOLITARY – even though Bettas prefer to live alone, male can live with other fish species and females can live together.
BETTAS ARE INTELLIGENT – Betta fish can learn to recognize their owners and perform tricks, such as following your finger around the bowl, swimming through hoops, or pushing a ball into a goal.
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