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AquA AnimaniA is your #1 local source for freshwater bettas and tropical fish. Trust AquA AnimaniA for the highest quality and healthiest freshwater tropical fish species in the industry. We also carry a full line of pet fish supplies, aquariums, aquarium kits, aquarium supplies, aquarium filters, aquarium products and aquarium equipment. We can also special order unique species, items and other products from our vast network of national and international partners and suppliers.

  • Male Betta

    Betta splendens (Assorted)

  • Female Betta

    Betta splendens (Assorted)

  • Double Tail Betta

    Betta splendens (Male)

  • Crowntail (Fringe) Betta

    Betta splendens (Assorted)

  • Delta Tail Betta

    Male Betta splendens (Assorted)

The Betta is without a doubt, one of the most popular freshwater tropical fish. And it is easy to see why. The Betta is, first and foremost, brightly colored in shades of vibrant hues unparalleled among freshwater fish. Second, this member of the Belontiidae family is hardy when kept in ideal water parameters. Finally, despite their seemingly delicate beauty, Betta splendens requires simple care, which makes them a favorite of both beginning and advanced hobbyists.

Betta splendens is often referred to as Fighting Fish or “Siamese” Fighting Fish, since it has been bred over the years to be both colorful and combative, especially towards other males. As such, only one male Betta should be kept in an aquarium. However, smaller, shorter-finned – though often equally as colorful – females may be housed together with caution. The Betta should be housed with peaceful fish that will not nip at the Betta’s glorious, flowing fins.

An ideal environment for the Betta is a well-filtered aquarium that holds a steady temperature of between 75° and 86°F. Though the Betta is often sold in small bowls in department stores, for best care, Betta splendens should be kept singly in aquariums of at least 1 gallon. It also prefers a variety of hiding places amongst the foliage of freshwater plants.

The Betta can be bred in the home aquarium. For breeding purposes, males and females can be temporarily housed together. Once laid by the female, the eggs are placed inside a bubblenest and tended by the male Betta. Fry appear in about 24 hours and must be fed very small food initially, such as crushed or powdered flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Fry will also take finely chopped hard-boiled egg yolk

Provide the Betta with a carnivore diet consisting of a quality flake food, frozen or freeze dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

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Updated: July 16 2012


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