If you’re thinking of becoming a fish owner, then Betta fish are a great place to start. Their vibrant colors and ease of care make them an excellent choice for any fish enthusiast. Here are some tips on caring for Bettas:
- Also known as “Siamese Fighting Fish”, Bettas are only aggressive to each other by nature; that’s why they’re usually seen in small bowls, kept alone. Male Betta fish will even fan out their fins at their own reflection in a mirror. Placing two male Bettas in the same tank will almost certainly result in the death of one of them. Female Bettas are slightly less aggressive, so combining a male and female Betta for breeding should be done with extreme caution, and is best left to the advanced aquarist.
- Although Bettas can survive in small bowls, they’ll truly thrive in a larger tank. Top off your tank regularly with de-chlorinated water, and clean it on a regular basis to remove excess waste. Bettas like plenty of hiding places, but choose any plants or accessories carefully, since the delicate fins of Betta fish can become entangled in these items. By nature, Bettas are carnivores; feed them daily with a small amount of flakes or pellets formulated for Bettas, because this food has specific proteins and nutrients they’ll need to stay healthy.
Your Betta will also enjoy a treat now and then—Betta Bites® are a great choice . Pet Supermarket has a huge selection of aquariums, accessories, and high-quality fish foods and treats to help you create the ideal environment for your fish. Our knowledgeable associates can answer any questions you have, so visit us today for all your fish care needs!