Betta fish are delightful pets and can be a great addition to your custom
aquarium! But, before you jump headfirst into Betta ownership, there are
a few things you need to consider in order to make sure you know how to
adequately care for these beautiful and sensitive creatures:
Tank size and shape: Your tank should have at least 5 gallons of water in order to facilitate
optimum health for Betta fish. Larger tanks are better, especially if
you plan on having multiple inhabitants. Avoid putting Bettas in a fish
bowl or a fish tank without a secured top, because they have been known
to jump out of their tanks if given the opportunity.
How to house multiple Bettas: These fish are known to bear on the aggressive side, but there are circumstances
in which multiple Bettas can occupy the same tank. Under no circumstances
should you place multiple males together, nor should you place males and
females together. However, females can share a tank amicably in groups
of 4 or more. If you wish to house males and females or multiple males,
you may wish to use a plate or other divider to section off your tank
and prevent fighting.
Lighting is essential: Bettas do best when they are exposed to the normal daylight cycle. Do not
keep their lights on all night and do not forget to turn their lights
on during the day, or their health may suffer.
Learn to monitor their behavior: Know what a healthy Betta fish looks like and how to spot signs of trouble.
For example, when approach their tank, a healthy Betta fish will take
notice and swim toward you. A sick Betta fish will hide and swim slowly
or aimlessly. There are many other behavioral quirks like this, and it
is imperative to their health that you are acquainted with all of them.
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