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Beta Fish Care

Updated on June 24, 2011

Betta Fish Care

Bowl: Betta fish are okay in small containers. They can breath air directly like humans with the help of the labyrinth organ situated on their head. Betta fish can also breath like other fish with their gills. Betta fish care tip # 1 is small bowls are okay.

These betta fish are also called Siamese fighting fish because they are very territorial and fight when any other fish enters their territory including other betta fish, no not event a female betta fish. If you add a female betta fish, you will end up with a dead female betta fish with in minutes. So, betta fish care #2 is keep only one fish per bowl.

Betta fish bowls should be kept away from the areas where the temperature is very hot or cold. The temperature should be maintained at around 70 to 80 degrees. Betta fish care tip #3 is keep the temperature between 70 and 80 and avoid hot and cold areas to keep the bowl.

Feed you betta fish up to 3 times a day with the food you bought from the store. And don't over feed it. Betta fish care tip #4, feed up to 3 times a day.

Clean the bowl and change the water once a week as the water becomes dirty. Use water which was kept for a day for removal of chemicals, tranfer your betta fish to this water and clean the bowl. Clean the bowl without using any soap is preferred, but you can use a mild soap and rince the bowl and other rocks and plants thoroughly and then transfer the betta fish along with the water to the bowl. Betta fish care tip #5 change water once a week (duration can change depending on the size of the bowl).

Betta fish is also spelled a beta fish. It is a beautiful little fish in brilliant colors and long fins. The fish is created by the Creator but the beauty is assisted by humans through selective breeding. It is nice to have a small little beautiful living thing in your living room and also funny to see the aggressive fighting beauty.


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