Bettas are rather fascinating
Colorful sparkling fish
Keep well in bowls or fish tanks
Nearly any size you wish
With iridescent bright blues
Purples, yellows, reds and greens
Males even more delightful than their
Tail fins and dorsal fins
Spread, expand, as well as sail
When flying in full mass
They captivate like nightingales
Attempting to breed baby fry
Their actions may surprise
For how betta fish procreate
Differs from routine rise
When breeding season
Dad bettas build fish nests
They form the homes
With sticky mess
Nurturing fry survival
Becomes dad's only life quest
Yes, dad does all the baby care
While mom flees the birth-fest
©R. Renée Bembry
How to introduce new fish to an aquarium
Entering an aquarium for the first time can be shocking and thus incite anxiety in tropical fish. Hobbyists can minimize anxiety by "acclimating" new fish when they introduce them to an aquarium.
Acclimating fish simply means allowing them to become familiar with their new surroundings prior to releasing them into the water. Introducing new fish to an aquarium by acclimating helps them physically as well as...Read more HERE
Should betta fish be kept in a half a gallon tank?
Is a half a gallon of water too small an amount for a fish?
Putting the question in perspective, imagine filling an empty milk jug halfway with water and then pouring that amount of water into a small fish tank or fish bowl. Would that be enough water for a small fish like a betta?
The fact is that keeping bettas in a small fish tank or
bowl makes it easy to contain these beautiful Siamese fighting fish just about anywhere. Small tanks of half a gallon size enable fish owners to keep bettas in places such as office desks, coffee tables, and kitchen counters. Hobbyists can house several bettas in small individual tanks to create medleys of fish color splashes or use separate bowls to keep males from fighting each other.
Questioning whether bettas should be kept in tanks as small as half a gallon is almost like examining the idea of keeping any fish, no matter what the breed, in manmade habitats. Fish enjoy the freedom to swim about in unlimited spans of oceans...
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Betta Fish Facts
Betta fish species can be separated into two
groups - mouth breeders and bubble nesters.
Male Siamese Fighting Fish, which happen
to be the most popular bettas, will be
addressed in this article.
Male betta fighting fish are more fascinating
than other bettas because they are the most
beautiful of the genus and they are known
for their ruthless fight-to-the-kill fighting
habits. Their courageous attacking tactics
are the characteristics that earned them
the nickname Siamese fighting fish. On
a lighter note, however, bettas are also
referred to as the "Jewel of the Orient"
due to the range of glorious colors
selective breeders have been able to
foster in them over the years.
Scientifically classified as Betta Splendens,
bright colored Siamese fighting fish belong
to the gourami fish family and are natives
to Southeast Asian freshwaters...
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