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Siamese Fighting Fish
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We have lots of Siamese Fighting Fish for sale in our facility. This is the face of a Premium Unique Male Red Betta Fish. Males are available in many-many colors and patterns and so are females. Click here to shop online for Male Siamese Fighting Fish and here to shop for Females.
 
If you prefer a particular color and pattern, describe it to us, and we'll do our best to match what you want with what we have in stock. Click here for information about making a Special Request.
 
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Scientific Name: Betta splendens


     

Comments
Male Bettas are also called Siamese Fighting Fish, and they will usually fight to the death if put in the same bowl, but often they can live together in a large aquarium. We prefer that you not use our Siamese Fighting Fish to fight.

 
 
Pet Fish Talk, an MP3 PodCast, is a weekly internet talk show about keeping pet fish, such as tropical fish and goldfish, in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds. The shows were hosted by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, Click on this image for more information.  
Click here to listen to a Special Show titled "Keeping Betta Fish", an MP3 PodCast, hosted by the Bailey Brothers on Pet Fish Talk.
 

Appropriate Home
Only one Male Betta in a large fish bowl alone or with a few Ghost Shrimp, a couple of Aquatic Snails, and some Java Ferns or some Aponogeton plants. We have noticed that sometimes a Male Betta will attack and kill Ghost Shrimp, and sometimes Aquatic Snails will eat Aponogeton plants, but the Aquatic Snails do not seem to have an appetite for the Java Ferns.
We recommend keeping a Betta in a fish bowl that will hold at least one gallon of water. We sell a fish bowl that will hold 1.5 gallons of water. Click here for more about buying a Fish Bowl Kit from us.
 
Click here for more about keeping fish in large fish bowls.

 
 
   
Bettas usually do fine in a temperature range of 65 to 80 degrees F. But may do best in range of 70 to 75 degrees F. If the water is cool and your Betta is not eating enthusiastically, you should move it's fish bowl to a warmer spot or increase the temperature in the aquarium. You should also be sure the temperature doesn't change too much, too fast. A change of 3 degrees per day usually doesn't cause stress or disease, but a drop from 75 degrees to 65 degrees in one day would not be natural or good for a Betta.
 
 

Recommended Diet
Floating Food and Freeze Dried Blood Worms both available in most places that pet fish are sold. Bettas are not an active fish, so they don't require as much oxygen or as much food as energetic active fish do. Feed your Betta twice each day. I feed my Bettas in the morning and in the evening. Be careful not to feed your Bettas more than they will eat. Remove uneaten food with a small net after 10 minutes. Click here for more about feeding fish.
I feed all my Bettas a few Black Worms every other day. Click here for more about Black Worms.

 
 

Compatibility
Male Bettas do best in a large Fish bowl with a few Ghost Shrimp and some live plants as mentioned above. Usually White Clouds are compatible with Bettas and can live in a Large Fish Bowl with a Betta, but sometimes the Betta will chase and annoy the White Clouds, and very rarely White Clouds have nipped on a Betta. Click here for more information about White Clouds. Male Bettas can also be kept in aquariums with Platies, Mollies, Swordtails, Angelfish, Danios, Gouramis, a school of Bala Sharks, a school of Clown Loaches, a group of Corydoras Catfish, and a Plecostomus Catfish.
 
Click here to read about several groups of compatible fish.

 
 
Gallery of Betta Fish Pictures
     
Betta Fish at AquariumFish.net, where you can shop online for Betta Fish.
 
Crowntail Betta Fish at AquariumFish.net, where you can shop online for Betta Fish.
 
Crowntail Betta Fish at AquariumFish.net, where you can shop online for Betta Fish.
 
Crowntail Betta Fish at AquariumFish.net, where you can shop online for Betta Fish.
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
Male Saimese Fightling Fish at AquariumFish.net
 
 
 
 

Size and Lifespan
Male Bettas grow to about 3" and live for 2 to 3 years.
Here is an email comment from Bradley, "How old my Betta was. My Betta reached 5 years and 7 months before he died. I kept him by the stove for warmth and he did great."

 
 
Links
to other pages in this web site with more information and advice about Bettas.

Click here for more about Breeding Siamese Fighting Fish.
Click here for more about Caring for a Betta in a Vase.
Click here for more information about Fish Bowls.

     
Click here to go on to another page in this web site with Customer Comments and our Replies about breeding and caring for a Siamese Fighting Fish.
 
 
Books about Betta Fish
The books shown below are listed on Amazon.com. You can click on the title or on the image of a book to go to the page at Amazon.com, where that book is listed and discussed. In some cases you can preview several of the pages in that book.
 
 
Click on this image to go to Amazon.com, where you can learn more about this book.   The Betta: An Owners Guide to ...
By Mic Hargrove and Maddy Hargrove
Hard Cover
128 pages
 
 
Click on this image to go to Amazon.com, where you can learn more about this book. Complete Introduction to Bettas
by Walt Maurus
Paperback
125 pages
 
 
Click on this image to go to Amazon.com, where you can learn more about this book. Bettas
By Robert J. Goldstein, PhD
Paperback
95 pages
 
 
Click on this image to go to Amazon.com, where you can learn more about this book. Siamese Fighting Fish
By Gene Wolfsheimer
Library Binding
64 pages
 
 
Click on this image to go to Amazon.com, where you can learn more about this book. Siamese Fighting Fish
By Gene A. Lucus, PhD
Hard Cover
95 pages
 
 
Click here for a complete list of books about Betta Fish at Amazon.com. 
 
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 Best Selling Books 
     
  Click here now to order The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums, a bestselling reference, offering an easy-to-understand look at setting up and maintaining a successful first freshwater aquarium.
     
  Click here now to order The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step setup and stocking Guide, the best selling book about starting a new marine aquarium.
     
  Click here now to order 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species, a beautiful book, lovingly written and illustrated, with information for the beginner or the longtime enthusiast.
     
  Click here now to order Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide ... by Eric L. Johnson, DMV, and Richard E. Hess. The most encompassing and thorough treatment of the fancy goldfish hobby to date. Hardcover with 176 pages.
 
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 About our Fish ...
Almost all the photographs and videos, shown on this web site, were taken by us of our fish in our aquariums.
 
Compare the healthy, beautiful, energetic fish in our beautiful aquariums to the fish in our competitors pictures. Their fish often look thin with clamped fins and poor color.
We buy the highest quality fish, produced by the best fish farms or caught by the best collectors of wild fish, then we take incredibly good care of our fish in our beautiful aquariums.
 
If you compare the pictures on this site to our competitors pictures, you can instantly see, our fish and aquariums are better!  ;^ }
Will the fish you get from us look like the fish in our pictures? No! This is similar to buying kittens and puppies that will change as they grow to become cats and dogs.
 
We stock and ship fish that are the ideal size to sell. Not so small that they will not do well when shipped. Yet not so big that they have become much more expensive.
 
The fish in almost all of our pictures were young fish like the ones we have for sale that we raised up, and you can too! 
 
 
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