Rare Types of Betta fish

Rare Types of Betta Fish

betta fish

Betta fish, belonging to the Osphronemidae family, are amongst the most widely known freshwater fish.

Their popularity can mainly be attributed to the fact that they are small and colorful pets with spectacular personalities.

Also known as the Siamese fighting fish, Betta fish make a great choice for beginner aquarists due to minimal maintenance requirement.

As long as they are cared for and fed properly, they hardly cause problems because they are considered to be very tough and quite capable of surviving in small spaces and water of poor quality.

Another fun fact about betta fish is that they all have a lung-like organ called “labyrinth’, which allows them to breathe whenever their gills are unable to take in enough oxygen for the water they live in. This is why, like any other labyrinth fish, betta has a unique ability to survive outside water for a short period, if and whenever needed.

Their downright aggressive behavior, especially when two males are unleashed in the same aquarium, might put off some of the beginners.

Source: https://www.reed.edu/biology/courses/BIO342/2012_syllabus/2012_posters/Carnegie_Resnick_Betta_IP.pdf

Male Bettas. Especially, are seen to be more comfortable when they are alone in an aquarium, or with the right mix of bettas that are non-aggressive. However, other aspects of their behavior, as well as physiology, can be so fascinating as to win their hearts over.

They have an amazing capability of learning to recognize their owners (which feels very rewarding), as well as that of creating bubble nests.

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7366383_Social_partner_preferences_of_male_and_female_fighting_fish_Betta_splendens

Over the years, they have been crossed and re-crossed to create hundreds of different variations, which are usually categorized based on colors, patterns, and type of their tails. Most of the Betta fish breeds are named after the specific shape of their tales.

Instead of going into the details of the commonly found Bettas, I’m going to discuss here the rarest types of bettas, which are not usually sold in stores.

Instead, these rare types are only sold by the finest breeders who have raised them. The superior kinds could cost as high as $200.

Following is the list of six most rare bettas, categorized on the basis of their tail types:

Fantail Betta

beautiful fantail betta

beautiful fantail betta

Originated from Thailand, the Fantail betta is quite similar to the Delta Tail.

Both have fins narrow at the base or body of the fish and quite wider at the ends. However, Faintail has rounded edges as compared to the sharp edges of a Delta Tail. As the name suggests, the Fantail looks a lot like a fan and spreads out beautifully.

Spadetail Betta

beautiful spadetail betta

beautiful spadetail betta

Spadetail has been named so due to its caudal fin having an appearance that is quite spade-like.

Towards the body of the fish, its tail is quite wide. However, it then narrows down to a point very smoothly, instead of forming a round edge.

The bottom find? On the other hand, are relatively straight as well as a pointer.

They are quite easy to identify and one of the most coveted types because it may have been commonly found in the early 90s but its recessive genes have made it extremely rare over the years.

Even if you do happen to find them with a specialty breeder somewhere, don’t expect a small price for these small pets.

Rosetail Betta

beautiful rosetail betta fish

beautiful rosetail betta fish

It is an absolutely stunning variation of a very commonly known type of betta called “halfmoon’.

The halfmoon type is already beautiful, but when rays of the fins branch excessively causing the fins to overlap, it adds further to the beauty giving it a rose-like appearance.

That right there is also the difference between both these kinds.

Feathertail Betta

beautiful feathertail betta fish

beautiful feathertail betta fish

This is another gorgeous type of betta which is extremely similar, in looks, to the rosetail. The only difference is that the fin rays branch even more excessively. The extreme overlapping of fins gives it an extra ruffled look, making it the most beautiful variation of a halfmoon.

However, there definitely is a downside to the beauty that rosetail and feathertail exhibit. Their heavy fins make it difficult for the fish to swim for longer periods of time. They become lethargic and are often seen to be spending most of their time sitting on the plants at the bottom of the aquarium or tank. The excessive branching in these two types makes their fins so big and heavy that fin rays are sometimes unable to hold so much weight.

As a result, they can break make it very difficult for the fish to swim.

They fine till the fish is young and strong but as soon as the fins start to grow in size and weight, the tails of Rosetail and Feathertail Betta start creating problems and makes survival possibilities more complex.

Super Delta

super delta betta fish

This betta also has a tail similar to Delta Tail but its tail extends even further when flared, reaching between 120 to 160 degrees. However, even when flared, Super Delta does not spread to 180 degrees like Halfmoons. So, it is safe to say that Super Delta is an enhanced version of Delta. They are both single tailed but Super Delta has more pronounced fins. Super Delta actually carries the same genes as that of halfmoons, which is why they are also known as “halfmoon geno”.

Halfsun Betta

half sun betta fish

Interestingly, this rare betta has come into being through selective breeding/combination of halfmoon and crowntail.

This rare fin type is large with a causal spread of up to 180 degrees just like halfmoons. With the fin Ray’s extended slightly beyond the causal fin webbing, it also shows slight crowning, just like crowntail.

This, consequently, gives us another beautiful but extremely rare kind of Betta fish.

There may be very subtle differences between the various, common and rare, types of betta. However, these subtle differences are the reason you will hardly find any two betta fish looking alike. They are all vibrantly-colored and pleasing to look at, but they are also very different from each other.

Interesting Facts About Betta Fish

Betta fish seems to have its immune system suppressed with cold water. They survive better in warm as well as slightly acidic water.

Betta fish is normally said to have a life span of 2-3 years, but a few cases have been seen where they lived longer lives.

They need a high-protein and high-fiber diet to survive.

Betta fish has been named so after a very ancient clan of warriors that was known as the “Bettah”.

Sources:

https://japanesefightingfish.org/betta-fish-tail-types/

https://www.fishkeepingworld.com/types-of-betta-fish/on

https://bettasplendensfish.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Rare_Bettas

https://aboutbettafishtanks.com/delta-and-super-delta-betta-fish/

https://www.aquariadise.com/rosetail-betta-downside-of-beauty/

https://www.petsit.com/facts-about-betta-fish

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Can betta fish live with shrimp?

Can betta fish live with shrimp?

beautiful aquarium shrimp

Having an idea on the types of fish that can live harmonically together in your aquarium is really important.

It can save you from unfortunate incidents and it will guarantee that all of your fish are happy and well-cared for.

Particularly when we talk about betta fish which are known for their semi-aggressive behavior, it is really important to know the other fish types that can live peacefully with them.

Are shrimps and betta fish capable of coexisting?

In most cases, those two types of fish can actually live together without problems.

However, the breed of your betta fish, along with its special temperament should be taken into account. Some betta breeds are more aggressive and provocative than others.

Choosing some more quiet and mild breeds, like the well-known delta betta fish or the halfmoon betta fish can save your shrimps from unwanted attacks.

The answer to the question: can betta fish live with shrimps?

Depends a lot on the owner’s ability to provide a proper environment for both species.

The aquarium needs to be big enough and ideally, you should add a variety of hiding places.

The use of real plants will give the impression of a more natural environment and it will help both your betta fish and your shrimps to feel secure and at home.

You could include some ornaments, as well. However, do not place any sharp items that could damage the fins of your fish.

When you place some shrimps and betta fish together, you will not have to worry about food.

Shrimps are scavengers, so they will normally scavenge anything that your betta fish doesn’t eat.

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Is_cannibalistic_behavior_ordinary_in_any_species_of_shrimp

However, if you have a lot of shrimps in your tank, you should provide them with a variety of plants and meat, as well.

Choosing the right breed of shrimps is also, really important.

Ghost shrimps, for example, are a great choice because they know how to hide and they are big enough, so they are not in real danger of getting eaten by your betta fish.

Cherry shrimps are another good choice, but owners should have in mind that they are more vulnerable to attacks from the betta fish, particularly if they are outnumbered.

Amano shrimps are among the most popular choices that could be added to a betta fish aquarium because they are large enough, they have neutral colors and they have a longer life expectancy.

If you do not like the idea of having your betta fish live on their own and you wish to liven things up a bit in your aquarium, then you are probably wondering about the type of fish that can peacefully live with your betta fish.

Although they are not the ideal choice, shrimps are a decent choice of fish you can put into your betta fish aquarium.

They will normally live peacefully with your betta fish, provided that you do not own some killing betta fish that wish to hunt down anything alive.

Choosing the breeds of both species carefully can save you from unwanted situations that could result in the death of your fish.

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Can betta fish live with guppies?

Can betta fish live with guppies?

guppy fish

Guppies and betta fish are two of the most popular species we keep in the aquarium.

People usually wonder about the ability of those two different creatures to live peacefully together.

It is true that the nature of a betta fish is a lot different from that of a guppy and that makes the whole attempt quite risky and difficult.

Betta fish are actually semi-aggressive creatures that are accustomed to hunting down other species of fish.

Source: https://www.reed.edu/biology/courses/BIO342/2012_syllabus/2012_posters/Carnegie_Resnick_Betta_IP.pdf

On the other hand, guppies are usually peaceful and quite creatures that can easily become targeted by more violent fish. For this reason, if possible, it is preferable to keep those two different fish species apart.

Source: http://integrativebiology.okstate.edu/zoo_lrc/biol1114/pre-labs/guppies/

However, if you need to have them both in the same aquarium, you should definitely take some factors into consideration beforehand.

The answer to the question: can betta fish live with guppies?

Depends a lot on the breed of betta fish we are talking about.

Some breeds are really provocative and aggressive while others are more peaceful.

Delta betta fish, as well as halfmoon betta fish are two breeds that are good choices if you wish to put them together with other species, like guppies.

beautiful half moon betta fish

Fish owners have recorded that those two breeds can coexist more peacefully with guppies, compared to other betta fish breeds.

Another thing you should care about is to limit the number of betta fish that live in the aquarium.

In order to prevent them from hunting down guppies, their population needs to be controlled.

Ideally, you could put one to two betta fish in the aquarium. Besides, betta fish tend to fight against each other, as well. You should also, have in mind that male betta fish are usually more aggressive compared to female ones.

Putting one betta fish with multiple guppies in the same aquarium can really make the whole living process successful.

The hunting nature of betta fish will result in them trying to nibble on the fins of your guppies. This can lead to serious health problems, particularly if the fins of the guppies become damaged.

injured guppy fish from betta fish nibbling

If you keep a lot of guppies in the aquarium and only one to two betta fish, you will probably not find yourself having to cope with the frustrating situation of watching your guppies become injured.

It is also, important to add a variety of live plants in the aquarium. That will provide the necessary natural environment both species need and it will give something to your betta fish to focus their attention on, leaving the guppies alone.

It is true, that keeping a combination of different fish species in an aquarium can be a complicated process.

Conclusion

Each species has its own unique nature and needs its own attention and care.

When it comes to the coexistence of betta fish and guppies, owners should be really careful and watch for any sign of misbehavior on the part of betta fish.

It would be really sad if you woke up one morning and discovered that your lovely guppies have been severely injured by a betta fish.

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Can Betta Fish Be With Other Fish?

Can Betta Fish Be With Other Fish?

betta fish with angel fish

Betta fish are some of the most popular fish available everywhere from pet stores to carnival booths.

They are small and can fit in smaller aquariums which is a plus for most casual fish owners (Although it should be noted that while they can survive in stagnant water, they do best in filtered aquariums). Their biggest appeal however is due to their magnificent coloring and flowing tails.

These fish, however beautiful, have another name. The “Siamese Fighting Fish” is known for being highly territorial and it is a common belief that they must be kept by themselves. This is a (mostly) false assumption. Betta fish can cohabit with other fish, but there are certain things to keep in mind before doing so.

TWO MALE BETTA FISH CANNOT LIVE TOGETHER

If you keep two male betta fish in the same tank they will become aggressive. In most circumstances, one or both will end up dead. Male bettas will typically have longer, more elegant fins while females will have shorter.

Females can coexist, but it is suggested you do so with caution. Although this is not a hard and fast rule, it is advised to introduce equal numbers of fish to the tank to avoid bullying. This is because the female betta becomes more easily stressed. For example, if you have two female bettas and want more than you should ideally introduce two more rather than just one.

While having one male and one female betta would not result in fighting, it would eventually result in babies which should be left to advanced fish keepers.

Some argue that no combination of multiple bettas is safe. You may want to consider doing your research before creating a betta community.

A SMALL AQUARIUM CAN INDUCE FIGHTING

small aquarium

Bettas like their space, and while other fish can peacefully live alongside a betta fish having too little space will make your betta fight. Having at least 5 extra gallons of space for your betta will keep the peace. Having space for ornamental decorations can be a plus because if the betta does angry, your other fish will have hiding spots until the betta cools down.

NO NIBBLERS

Just like in elementary school, you don’t pick on the bully. Any fish that is prone to nibbling can aggravate the betta fish. This inevitably causes it to fight back.

Fish that nibble can also cause damage to the betta’s skin and so even if it does not fight back, you will be sacrificing the health of your pet.

piranha

BIGGER FISH INTIMIDATE THE BETTA

big bully oscar fish

Big fish will intimidate your betta and can provoke a reaction. While it may seem like this would be a good idea, as they betta may not be able to kill a larger fish, the betta is stubborn and will attack regardless of size.

IDEAL COMPANIONS FOR THE BETTA FISH

While there are a lot of options when it comes to your aquarium, and proper research may garner more compatible companions for your betta fish, these are a few that tend to do well.

  • Kuhli Loaches
  • Bristle Nose Plecos
  • Cory Catfish
  • Neon Tetras
  • Feeder Guppies
  • Harlequin Rasboras
  • Ember Tetras
  • African Dwarf Frog
  • Clown Pecos
  • White Cloud Mountain Minnows
  • Zebra
  • Snails

 

As a general rule, most algae eaters are great companions for the betta fish. Although some are nibblers.

CONCLUSION

betta fish community

Betta fish do not mind being alone in their aquarium. However, if you personally would like to create a fish community it is important to do your research and know what you are getting yourself into. It is absolutely possible to cohabitate your betta fish. It is just always important to keep their personal health and happiness in mind as you do so.

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Can betta fish eat goldfish flakes?

Can betta fish eat goldfish flakes?

gold fish flakes

Betta fish are known for their big appetite.

Knowing what to feed your betta fish is vital if you wish to keep it healthy.

Each type of fish has its own nutritional requirements and owners should make sure they understand the special needs of their fish. If you are wondering about the ability of your betta fish to consume goldfish flakes, then here is the answer.

In order to understand the question: can betta fish eat goldfish flakes?

Owners should first understand the origins of the fish, as well as its body’s requirements. Betta fish require food with high protein content.

Betta fish are mostly carnivores, meaning they need proteins derived from meat in order to stay healthy. Goldfish, on the other hand, are omnivores, meaning they can consume a variety of different compounds, including plants, bacteria, fungi, and animals.

brine shrimp for betta

As we can all understand, those two species have a lot of differences when we talk about their diet.

If you wish to give your betta fish some goldfish flakes, you can rest assured that it will be able to consume them. However, that type of food is not something that will provide your fish with the necessary nutrients. Therefore, it could be a last-minute choice but definitely not a long term solution.

Betta’s digestive system is really short and its tracks are designed to receive high protein foods.

Insufficient consumption of such foods can lead to serious health issues, including bloating, constipation and even death. Most goldfish food, including goldfish flakes, is usually poor in protein and rich in other ingredients which are great for your goldfish but definitely not a good choice for a betta fish.

A goldfish will mostly need to consume high carb foods and the consumption of proteins can really damage their body. For this reason, goldfish flakes are highly carbohydrate d products that should ideally be consumed only by goldfish.

A betta fish will normally need food that contains at least 50% protein.

betta fish feeding

Food pellets that contain more than 35% crude protein is the most common option among owners. The best choice of food you can purchase for your betta fish is definitely food that is specifically designed to cover the needs of your fish. Variety is also, really important. For this reason, you should combine different food types, like live food, frozen food or pellets.

Owners who wish to provide their betta fish proper care and long life should take the dietary habits of their fish really seriously.

Providing your betta fish with clean water and a big aquarium are important things, but giving them food that matches their nutritional needs and makes them happy, too is even more important.

Although no serious harm will come to your betta fish if you give him some goldfish food for a little while, you should definitely not make it a habit.

Otherwise, your betta fish will start to lose energy and it will probably become sick. A fatal condition can also, occur if you are not careful.

Can Betta Fish Eat Bread?

Can Betta Fish Eat Bread?

bread

Everyone likes to give their pets treats sometimes, but what treats can you feed a betta fish?

Betta fish, or Siamese fighting fish, are some of the most beautiful fish you can have.

Their colorful fins and tails will have you mesmerized.

They are fun fish to have as pets.

Our pets are like family, and we like to treat them as such.

So when it comes to their health, we should always make sure we know what’s best for them.

So what can you feed a betta fish?

Betta fish are typically carnivorous, meaning they need a high protein diet. The protein they need will only be found in meat sources.

In a betta native habitat they will eat insect larvae, blood worms, daphnia, brine shrimp, and almost any meat source they can fit in their mouths.

brine shrimp feed to betta fish

If you own betta, you probably know that you can buy these kinds of things at most pet or fish stores. You can also feed bettas pellets or flake food.

Most people just stick to pellets so they know the dietary requirements of their little fish friends are being met.

So what about treats?

Although it may be tempting to feed your betta what you are eating, it may not be in their best interest.

Bread and bettas do not mix.

Have you ever eaten a carb-filled meal and felt super bloated? Well, the same thing happens with bettas, except they don’t handle it well.

The bread can swell up in their digestive tract and cause severe bloating, constipation, and death. Although a small piece of unsalted cracker may be OK every once in a while, it is not recommended.

betta fish with white spot

If you really want to change up your betta’s diet, you can occasionally feed small pieces of vegetables. Specifically, a boiled pea (but be sure to remove the skin as it does not digest well), cucumber, lettuce and maybe even microwaved or boiled spinach.

Also make sure there are no seasonings on these treats.

Some people may also feed small quantities of chicken, beef, and pork. However, the meat needs to be completely boiled through, and no seasonings.

It’s not typical for a water creature to eat a land creature, but there technically isn’t any harm. Some people may also try to feed their bettas tuna, which is OK as long as it is packed in water.

Tuna packed in oil has a high fat content which is not good for your fish (or for your fish tank).

You also want to avoid overfeeding your betta.

Overfeeding can result in a whole new bout of problems.

Typically, if your fish hasn’t eaten all the food you’ve given after two minutes, it’s better to take the leftovers out to stop them from snacking later.

Remember to keep your fish on a schedule as well.

Feeding twice a day (once every 12 hours) is usually the safest route.

So if you want your betta to live a happy, healthy life (even up to five years), stick to giving them high protein or pellets, avoid bread at all costs, and treat them to the occasional vegetable!

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Can Betta Fish Live in a Bowl?

Can Betta Fish Live in a Bowl?

betta fish in a bowl

Betta fish are convenient to take care of since they’re aquatic pets that don’t demand much attention in maintenance and won’t take up a lot in terms of space.

Bettas are solitary creatures that are also known as ‘Siamese fighting fish‘ due to their nature of quarreling with each other over territory.

beautiful betta fish

Thus, it’s best to keep them in separate living containers when owning multiple at a time.

The question for most first-time owners of this pet is whether its best to keep them in a bowl or a tank, and the answer to this question can go two ways.

In advertisement, betta fish are commonly shown swimming in a bowl rather than a tank and are often sold at stores in mini bowls that you can easily grab whole in one hand.

Obviously, the size of the containers that the stores sell them in is nowhere near the appropriate space needed for a betta fish to grow up and spend the rest of its days optimally.

The easiest method of making a home for a betta fish is to provide it with a bowl, preferably with a small air-stone filter and a top cover with lighting.

Bowls are typically preferable for many owners since cleaning them out is much easier for carrying back and forth and even for people who change where they place their fish often.

However, is keeping a betta fish in a bowl the best way for it live?

The answer to the question whether or not betta fish can live in a bowl has two parts to it: one part yes, and the other no.

Betta fish can live in a bowl for an extended period even without a filter as long as the water is cleaned every 5-7 days, and no immediate harmful effects will occur.

A betta fish can indeed live a long and healthy life in a bowl, however, they aren’t the most optimal choice as a living container for this pet.

While betta fish are known to have a short average life span of 1-3 years, that all depends on how optimal their living condition is.

Bettas live longer and happier lives in a 10 gallon tank rather than a 2.5 gallon bowl.

betta fish in 2.5 gallons

The reason being is that a betta requires much more room than 2.5 gal. To get the exercise it needs.

Bettas need a wider range of space to move around in that a bowl just can’t support. Depending on how old your betta is upon purchase, keeping it in a bowl would probably guarantee you 1.5 years of life at most while keeping it in a tank would guarantee more towards the 2-3 year mark.

Keep in mind that the size of the living container is only part to the equation when it comes to the formula of a betta’s lifespan.

Decorations for your betta is nice to have and makes great for a great ambient setup, but putting one too many aquatic trees could take away space your betta would need to move around the way it wants to while also disrupting the flow of the filter.

Adequate lighting should be provided along with a heater to keep the water constantly warm.

Bettas come from tropical climates and need warmer water to survive longer.

rice paddies on betta's natural habitat

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Can betta fish live in cold water?

Can betta fish live in cold water?

cold water

Betta fish are classified as tropical fish.

betta fish

And that means they blossom well in warm water temperatures.

But then, that’s not what most marketers say about them. In their marketing efforts, they categorize them as a type of bowl fish, which doesn’t require much attention.

Because of this, it isn’t surprising to find some owners placing them in the water when it’s still icy. And this can pose several health risks to these beautiful creatures.

But that does mean they can’t survive? Or better yet, can Betta fish live in cold water?

Favorable Water Temperature For Betta

constant temperature

Any water temperature between 76 and 80-degree Fahrenheit is good enough for Betta.

And if we examine this based on the room temperatures of most homes, then it means it’s slightly high.

This is the reason as to why Betta fish prefer living in the low, warm water circulation areas of rice paddies, while in the wild. And so you must provide the exact environment for your fish in your home.

Heating The water

Whether to heat the water for your Betta entirely depends on your room temperature.

Some individuals won’t have to heat it because the heat from the lights and the central heating is similar to that of the tropical.

But if your home is pretty cold, then it’s advisable to invest in a small-sized water heater for that purpose. Be on the lookout to avoid overheating. This also includes going through the heater specifications to ensure it doesn’t produce too much heat.

Risks Of Using Cold Water If you place your Betta in water that’s too cold, they instantly become almost motionless.

warning

It’s like you’re trying to freeze them. And this will deprive them of their God-given energy. Meaning they will probably spend most of the day at the bottom of the tank, trying to gain some warmth, and won’t even come up for food. And you know what starvation brings, right?

Also, the cold water works against their immunity system. And that makes them vulnerable to various bacterial infections — not only that but also fungal and other dangerous parasites attacks. The risks also spread to the lack of enough oxygen, which is essential for their survival.

white spot betta fish

Basic Water Maintenance Tips

Yes, your Betta fish indeed requires warm water to enjoy their new life in your home.

But you should be careful with your definition of ” warm.”

By all means, ensure the water temperature is always constant.

Avoid raising it consistently, even when you feel it should be a little ” hot.”

You might be feeling the cold, but they aren’t. If anything, they’re enjoying their tropical home. You can, however, raise it little by little each day, especially in the cold season, giving them room to adjust to the new changes.

Also, don’t forget to fix an air stone for enough oxygen supply. If you can’t afford a filtration system just yet, ensure to change the water regularly.

Conclusion

So can betta fish live in cold water?

They can live in your room temperature water, but that isn’t what they enjoy. The fact remains that Betta are

tropical fish and they require warm water. So you should never consider putting them in cold water.

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Can Betta Fish Live with Turtles?

Can Betta Fish Live with Turtles?

turtle

The short answer is no, but It is conceivable to keep pet turtles with a betta fish in a similar tank if just a couple of conditions are met.

Regularly, turtles are not perfect with fishes as they’ll always attempt to chase the fishes.

betta fish

Along these lines, on the off chance that you would want to keep the two turtles and the betta fish in a similar tank, it is imperative to pick the size and sort of fish that will be protected from turtles.

Some sizes and sorts of other fishes must not be sheltered in a similar tank with a turtle.

For instance, goldfishes and guppies are never good with turtles. Because these fishes are very little in size and at the same time they produce a great deal of waste.

Mixing such fishes alongside a turtle will build the heap on your channel ordinarily. It can likewise make an all-out catastrophe.

This thing additionally works differently.

Oscars are not perfect living with turtles because they can get injured from the chomps of Oscars. For lodging in a similar tank, you have to pick fishes that aren’t little, serene and not exceedingly regional.

beautiful oscar fish

Another significant interesting point when keeping turtles and betta fishes together in space.

Turtles can develop huge when they are grown-up. An ordinary water turtle like the red-eared slider can achieve 10 to 12 inches in length estimate.

Along these lines, you have to remember if your tank is excessively little, it will make regional issues between your turtle and your betta fishes.

Along these lines, on the off chance that you are wanting to mix turtles and betta fishes together, attempt to go for in any even a 90-gallon tank.

The following thing you have to guarantee is that if the filtration framework can adapt up to the additional squandering from the betta fishes.

You would want to utilize canister channels in your turtles’ tank.

On the off chance that you want to mix the two turtles and betta fishes together, I’ll recommend getting something more dominant like the Aquatop products. It is an extraordinary canister channel that can adapt up to the heap of a tank of the turtle.

Aquatop Products

 

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Without legitimate water filtration, the tank water will begin to get rank and dinky in the blink of an eye. Additionally, it will get genuinely dangerous in the blink of an eye.

That is the reason you ought to dependably put resources into a decent filtration framework. Likewise, it is smarter to keep the tank water circulated air through record-breaking. A shabby air stone with a pneumatic machine works best for this reason.

The exact opposite thing to remember is that turtles will need some additional prerequisites in their tank, for example, a lolling zone, heat light and so forth you should give these to the sound development of your turtle.

Numerous proprietors frequently neglect to give these to customers when they are keeping turtles and betta fishes together.

Continuously recollect, on the off chance that you don’t meet the fundamental necessities of a turtle you’re keeping, you can before long observe that your turtle will be dead.

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How to make female betta produce eggs?

If you are into betta fish breeding, you will come across the need to understand making female betta fish produce eggs.

male betta fish protecting eggs

The process that you will have to follow in order to make female betta fish produce eggs is a step by step one.

You need to make sure that you are following all the steps in order to end up with positive results.

Creating the environment

betta fish tank with divider

The first step that you need to go through in order to get betta fish eggs is to create an appropriate environment. You need to make sure that you are creating the best environment so that you don’t make betta fish lonely.

It is better if you can enhance your knowledge before you get started with creating an appropriate environment. This will help you to overcome a lot of regrets in the long run. You can easily learn a lot about betta fish from the information that you can find on the internet. In addition, you can pay special attention to betta fish breeding and care. When you have a clear overall picture of betta fish in your mind, you can proceed with creating an appropriate environment for them.

To begin creating the environment, you can set up the permanent tanks. Plenty of guides are available on the internet on how to create your own betta fish tank. You can simply refer to such a guide and get started with creating the tank.

Creating appropriate conditions

betta fish aquaponics

Once the tank is ready, you can bring your betta fish pair home. With that, you can start creating appropriate conditions for breeding.

You need to allow some time for male and female betta fish to settle down in the fish tank. It will take a couple of weeks for them to settle down and adapt according to the new environment. In the meantime, you should also make sure that you have male betta fish, who are at least 14 months old.

The breeding tank that you create for betta fish should be a spacious one. In other words, you need to make sure that your tank has a capacity of at least 10 gallons. Then you will be able to get the best possible results at the end of the day. In addition, you should have some hiding places in the tank as well, along with an adjustable filter.

The heater of the betta fish tank should be kept at 27 degrees Celsius.

Then you will be able to provide an appropriate environment for the female betta fish to produce betta fish eggs. It has been identified that most of the betta fish owners do the mistake of introducing gravel and other substrates into the tank. You should never do this mistake. That’s because the eggs will be lost after they fall into the bottom of the tank. With that, all the efforts that you put to make female betta fish produce eggs would be in vain. Moreover, you need to make sure that the betta fish tank is kept in a place, where there are no distractions. It is better if you can isolate the breeding tank from human activity. If you can see any bright colors around the tank, you need to take appropriate steps to get rid of them as well.

Making female betta fish produce eggs

betta fish fry

Now you have prepared an appropriate environment. With that, you will be able to go ahead with making your female betta fish produce eggs.

betta fish DIY food for fry

To begin with, you can start feeding your female betta fish with live food. Bloodworms and live bring shrimp can be considered as the best food that you can give to female betta fish in order to make them produce eggs. But if you cannot find them, you can give other food types, such as roaches, crickets, worms, and insects. You can easily purchase these foods from a local pet store.

Then you can start raising fry food. Betta fry are extremely small. They consume only live food. Therefore, it is important for you to produce small live food to them.

It is better if you can purchase the supply for a couple of weeks in advance. Micro worms are the best food that you can give to your betta fish. In addition, you can give vinegar eels and infusoria as well. It is better if you can combine these foods along with other food items so that you can provide a balanced meal for the female betta fish to start producing eggs.

The male betta fish would produce betta fish bubbles when they are ready for mating. Likewise, the female betta fish would produce betta fish eggs. However, you will not be able to see these eggs like the betta fish bubbles.

When your male betta fish has produced the fish bubbles, you can introduce the female betta fish to the same tank. If you have separated them with a divider in your fish tank, you can simply remove the divider. Then the female betta fish will get into the bubble nest created by male betta fish and start producing the eggs.

During this stage, the female betta fish will enter into a zombie state. The eggs would fall into the ground. In the meantime, the male betta fish will collect all the eggs into the mouth. All the collected betta fish eggs will be placed on the nest.

betta fish tank with divider

 

Once the female betta fish finish releasing the eggs, male betta fish will help them with recovery as well. There are instances where some female betta fish would eat eggs. If you can notice such behavior, you need to take appropriate steps to remove the female betta fish from the tank or to use a divider. That’s because male betta fish would provide protection to the eggs until young betta fish are born.

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