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Care: Bettas are very agressive fish and it is consideres abuse to put male bettas other fish of their own kind. However, Male Bettas can be kept happily in a community aquarium with very peaceful fish (Tetras are the best). Female bettas are not as agressive and are better off in community aquariums. Bettas can also live in a small tank(If kept in a small tank there should be a live plant, filter, to keep them healthy, it should be 5+ gallons too. [also have a mini heater]) or small aquarium. Bettas can live in a water temperature from 69-83 degrees farenheit. If the betta is sluggish, it is too cold. Bettas can live up to about three years. Clean their water about every 2 weeks. Make sure to also research bettas more, because there is alot to know. And, it is not okay to put them in a vase or bowl, because they will be unhappy.
species: Popular: VeilTail, DeltaTail, Crowntail, King Betta, HalfMoon. Colors come in all types of colors and patterns, my current betta is orange.
Food: Bettas eat special betta pelletes and flakes and the occasional treat of bloodworms. Feed them about once a day to not over feed them.
Expirience: Personally, (you may not agree) I think that bettas are the easiest fish to keep. You may think they dont like to swim, but most of them are active and do swim! They go everywhere in your aquarium. Bettas are very Fun and a beautiful decoration (if considered that way) and a friend.
Problems with Bettas
Fin rot: Look for this on your betta:
white tips on the edge of fins
fins starting to dissolve from the edges, becoming almost clear.
holes in fins, or fins starting to appear a bit thinner than usual
the fins make start to look stiffer then usual
slimy areas near the top of the fins
To get rid of it do an overall (80%)water change and make sure to get the aquarium very very clean.
Eating: Sometimes bettas don't eat as much or at all. They can survive a week without food though. It is a good Idea to not feed them for one day a week. Why? Because your betta may be overfed!