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Betta Fish

Updated on July 22, 2009
Betta Fish
Betta Fish

Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)

What is betta fish?
Betta is a large genus of small, often colorful, freshwater ray-finned fishes. Most famous species of Betta is Siamese fighting fish which is also called the betta fish or just betta. The Siamese fighting fish is one of the most popular species of freshwater aquarium fish.


Homeland
Siamese fighting fish or the Betta fish is native to the rice paddies of Thailand and Cambodia.


Diet
In captivity, adult betta fish should be fed once a day and babies should be fed twice a day. It is extremely important not to overfeed the fish.


Lifespan
Bettas have a lifespan of 2-5 years. Normally they live for 2-3 years,rarely they will live for 4-5 years.


Family
Betta belong to the gourami family (Osphronemidae).


Species
There are 28 known species of Betta(Siamese fighting fish is one of them).

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    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      6 years ago

      "that's the pleasure in raising Bettas."

      Well said mv!

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      mvallar 

      6 years ago from Angeles City, Philippines

      we used to do that as well. We'd cheer as the Bettas ripped each others fins apart. Looking back now, I think I'd rather raise Bettas for their beauty. Just watching them swimming serenely up to surface to get their breath of air, then checking out the underwater gravel for tidbits of food and sometimes pecking something microscopic that only they can see...that's the pleasure in raising Bettas.

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      givingfairy 

      6 years ago from some place in the Big Apple

      I like Betta fish also but will not rear them because of their short life expectancy. Besides for such pretty creatures they fight too much.

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      Jenn 

      6 years ago

      RB they are not trained to fight... its in their blood.. hence why they are called "siamese fighting fish"

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      Carla Soho 

      9 years ago

      This is beautiful!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Yes PM and Katyzzz these betta fish are one of the most beautiful fish. And they are becoming common as a pet too.

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      katyzzz 

      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Fantastic looking fish, it would like my computer art

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      Pink Mingos 

      9 years ago from Mars

      Bettas are beautiful in color which is why they have always been one of my favorites.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Well now you have!

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Never heard of these, thanks

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Yes rb11 they are really beautiful. I don't think one can train them to fight and I haven't seen them involved in aggressive acts yet.

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      rb11 

      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      They are a beautiful fish, are the naturally aggressive or are they trained in some fashion to fight?

      Regards

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Yes Dohn, its really cruel.

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      When I was a kid, my brother's friend Keo used to come over almost everyday and bring a new Betta in order to fight my brother's Betta fish. After about a week of getting beat, Keo gave up and never brought over another Betta. When reflecting upon it, I guess it was cruel to have the fish fight one another...What are your thoughts?

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