The Betta fish is one of the most popular freshwater tropical fish kept by hobbyists today. These fish can be purchased all around the world in even the smallest of pet stores. There is a significant reason as to why so many people love this particular fish. Bettas have a ton of personality and are just simply beautiful. The betta fish tail and colors simply make this fish stand out among other possible tropical fish that can be purchased.
If you are looking for a quick overview of the Betta, I have written a profile page that gives an overview of this wonderful fish.
Please read Betta Fish Facts.
Housing your Betta Fish
There are several options available for housing your betta. What you house your betta in has been a hot topic over the years in this hobby. I always say the larger the better, but these fish will actually struggle in larger tanks with medium to strong water flow.
I will say that if you can afford to purchase at least a 1 gallon Betta Tank please do so. This is not to say that your betta will not survive in a smaller betta bowl, but your water conditions will be better in a larger bowl or tank. Remember the smaller the amount of water your fish is in, the faster the water parameters go down.
Please read the following articles to learn more and see examples of some of the high quality housing options available for your betta.
So you have a new Betta and you want to ensure it lives a long and healthy life. In order for your betta to remain healthy, you must ensure that the betta fish water is clean and clear.
To learn how to properly care for your betta’s water please read Betta Fish Water.
Betta Tank Mates
Betta owners often want to keep other freshwater tropical fish with their bettas. This is perfectly natural. We all want to have an active aquarium tank to sit and watch. There are several things to remember when shopping for betta tank mates.
Please read more about Betta Tank Mates to ensure you purchase the correct fish to live with your pet betta.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your Beta fish happy and healthy is to offer a high quality betta food. With so many different types of tropical fish foods available on the market, it can be hard to pick the best one. So many purchase what is the cheapest and this can be bad for your betta. Please read more here about Betta Fish Food. In this article I discuss the different options you have in feeding bettas.
Have you given any thought to breeding bettas in your home? You know you have thought about getting your male betta a female friend. Getting your bettas to spawn is not hard at all.
Like with all things related to Tropical Fish, the hardest part of spawning Bettas is patience. I invite you to read more about Breeding Betta Fish so you may learn how to successfully raise betta fry in your home and get credit at your local fish store when you trade them in!
Lifespan of a Betta
The betta lifespan averages between 2-3 years. There have been reports of a few betta lifespans reaching 5 years. You must remember that most bettas are sold in stores between the ages of 6 months to 1 year.
There are so many factors that go into the lifespan of a betta. A few are genetics, shipping and pet store conditions, diet, and most importantly water conditions. To keep your betta happy and healthy, keep the water clean and feed high quality foods. Please read the articles on this page to learn more about keeping your betta healthy.