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Halfmoon Bettas – The Characteristic of this Beautiful and Rare Species of Bettas

Updated on July 20, 2010
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Striking Blue Halfmoon Betta with dark blue outer finDark Blue Halfmoon BettaBlue fin Halfmoon BettaDark Brown Halfmoon Betta - light brown fin with dark brown tipRed fin with white tip Halffmoon bettaPurple-blue Halfmoon Betta with white finOrange fin Halfmoon Betta
Striking Blue Halfmoon Betta with dark blue outer fin
Striking Blue Halfmoon Betta with dark blue outer fin
Dark Blue Halfmoon Betta
Dark Blue Halfmoon Betta
Blue fin Halfmoon Betta
Blue fin Halfmoon Betta
Dark Brown Halfmoon Betta - light brown fin with dark brown tip
Dark Brown Halfmoon Betta - light brown fin with dark brown tip
Red fin with white tip Halffmoon betta
Red fin with white tip Halffmoon betta
Purple-blue Halfmoon Betta with white fin
Purple-blue Halfmoon Betta with white fin
Orange fin Halfmoon Betta
Orange fin Halfmoon Betta

Halfmoon Bettas

The Halfmoon Betta Siamese fighting fish is a fairly new species of Betta that has come about through selective breeding. The Key characteristic of the Halfmoon Betta is its tail. The tail, when held erect, should form a half-moon shape of no less than 180 degrees. This beautiful and rare species is sought after by aquarium enthusiasts and makes a great addition to any home aquarium.

A pair of beautiful blue Halfmoon Bettas

Halfmoon Bettas are very rare

Halfmoon beta sites are rare, but they are becoming more prevalent as the popularity of the fish catches on. These fish are at the high end of the intermediate level of freshwater aquarium fish, and Bettas have special needs when in a home environment.

Bred for its aesthetic beauty

Halfmoon Betta fish are not bred for fighting but for aesthetic beauty, as the half-moon tail would put this Siamese fighting fish at a disadvantage. But for a beauty that is often unparalleled in a freshwater environment, Halfmoon Betta fish are some of the most striking of all of the fish species.

White Halfmoon Betta

How to take care of your Halfmoon Betta

Betta fish are still called Siamese fighting fish, and are available at most pet stores, fish websites, and even on EBay. It is important to understand the care and feeding of a Betta fish before upgrading your tank from beginner to intermediate care.

Treat the Betta environment as a tropical one, and maintain the temperature at the medium of the temperate scale, between 68 and 75 degrees. Watch that you do not over-feed the fish, and vary the diet periodically with live food as well as the occasional frozen treat. Change out some of the water every week, and make sure you give your Betta time to adapt to the new water gradually. Cultivated gravel and snails help with keeping the bacteria levels down as well. Once you purchase and make a home for your Halfmoon Betta fish, you will be rewarded with years of pleasure watching it swim and frolic in its new home.

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      Fancy 

      3 years ago

      I LOVE bettas,I have 1 named Yin.

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      Anna 

      5 years ago

      I love my fish!!!! One of mine died I remember the date it was 04/6/10 then I got a new one named Barbie it's a halfmoon betta fish the one that died was Mardi the next one I will have will be named Smartie anything that ends with ie

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      morgan 

      6 years ago

      I love fish. I have one .

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