Betta Fish Behavior



betta fish flaring

When we first hear about bettas, we wonder “what are betta fish?” After reading about their history and origins we find ourselves wanting to know more about betta fish. We want to know who they are rather than just what they are. • What interesting behaviors do betta fish possess? • Do all bettas act the same or […] Read more »

Betta Fish Names



betta fish names

What’s in a name?   It seems as though a lot of people have a hard time coming up with betta fish names. After all, many people will tell you that a betta is “just a fish”. This makes it easy to feel a little silly bothering with a name. I have found in my […] Read more »

Feeding Betta Fish



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What are the food choices for feeding betta fish?   Siamese fighting fish are carnivores and desire variety in their diet. In fact, if your betta fish is fed the same thing for an extended period of time they’ll start spitting their food out. Along with variety, bettas would also prefer live food. This is […] Read more »

Betta Fish Compatibility



Blue Male Betta Fish

Though they are nicknamed siamese fighting fish, bettas do not have to live alone. Every betta splenden will react differently to new tank mates. Some Betta fish get along with nearly anyone you put them with and some get stressed out and may become defensive. Remember that bettas require warm freshwater conditions, so be sure […] Read more »

How To Set Up a Betta Bowl in Six Easy Steps



betta fish in a bowl

The easy way to get your betta bowl going!   Bettas are unique not only due to their bright colors and fin display but also because  they can live in a bowl. This is because betta fish use gills and breathe air with a lung-like organ in their head called the “labyrinth”. Bettas are fun […] Read more »