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Siamese Fighting Fish

Siamese Fighting Fish or Betta splendens is without a doubt one of the best fresh water aquarium fish to have. Its amazing coloration is iridescent and can be red, blue, turquoise, orange, yellow, white, and green! The Siamese Fighting Fish also have many different tail formations including Fantail, Delta Tail, Double-Tail, Half-Moon, Veiltail, Short-Finned Fighting Style, Combtail and Crowntail. They will often breed in an aquarium setting under the right conditions. As you can see below they make a bubble nest. This fish is naturally found in very shallow waters in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and China. Water temperatures of 75-86 F are recommended. The female version of this fish is not as brightly colored, and they have much shorter fins. This fish is considered to be very aggressive even though it only grows to 3" in length. It is even known to try and attack its own reflection! Never put two male Siamese Fighting Fish together, they will attack and kill each other, hence the name. This fish normally lives 2-4 years and works well in a small tank. You can check out these beautiful Betta Fish in the video below...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have recently started breeding my fighters, which is a very interesting process. while it usually takes about 4-6 days from the time the fish hatch to the time they are free swimming, it didn't even take 2 days for mine. I think this might be because daddy betta built his nest next to the heater. I am sure not as many hatched as eggs were laid though and i think he may have eaten some in the time they hatched to the time i found them. anyway, they are growing, even in the 2 days in which they have been free swimming.

王亦喆 said...

does anyone knows how many soft and spinous ray do betta have at each fin? please let me know,daniel@yahoo.com.tw

thanks!

王亦喆 said...

does anyone knows how many soft and spinous ray do betta have at each fin? please let me know,daniel@yahoo.com.tw

thanks!

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