Breeders have developed several different finnage and scale variations,as well as the many colour variations, of this is popular as an aquarium fish. Generally they attain 5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ") in size.
Bettas are relatively peaceful fish. Their aggressive behaviour shows when mixed with other fish with long, colourful fins that the Betta may confuse for another Betta such as male Guppies. Males should not be kept with other males or females unless the tank is very large and heavily planted with many places to hide.
Feed once or twice a day in small quantities, they appreciate a mixed diet and can prove fussy, they love live food, but care must be taken that they do not become so fussy to the point they will only accept live food. Specially formulated Betta pellets are ideal. Bettas are also prone to constipation, so feeding them cooked de-shelled pea (cut into quarters so Betta can eat) once a week followed by a day of no food at all helps to keep them regular. To prevent constipation keep portion sizes small and avoid overusing commercial dry fish foods like flakes, pellets and freeze-dried foods which can swell with water in the fish’s gut. Soaking dry food prior to feeding will help reduce the risk of bloating. Frozen daphnia can also be added to a balanced diet (and acts as a mild laxative). Bettas can go up to a week without food providing they have been well fed beforehand.
While its technically true that Bettas can live in a small and unheated bowl, they will live longer and thrive in larger surroundings! Like other tropical fish, Bettas will thrive best in heated tanks, with live plants, plenty of room to swimand good filtration. A temperature range of around 22.2-27.8°C (72-82°F) is ideal.
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Here is a good link for more information on this fish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish
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