Pet Fish For Sale
Male Blue Betta
Male Blue Betta
Pet Male Blue Betta For Sale
Betta Fish are not active swimmers and are rarely aggressive to other species of pet freshwater fish, but males are very aggressive to each other, flaring their fins and fighting, often to the death of one. You will often see Male Betta Fish swimming up to the surface of the water, where they take in some air. Later you'll see them release a bubble or two, and then return to get more air. They must always have access to the air at the water's surface.
Most Male Betta Fish live best alone in a large fish bowl. But they can be kept in aquariums with minimal water flow. Recommended tank mates include other small fish that usually do not nip fins such as Harlequin Rasboras, White Clouds, Danios, Gouramis, small Rainbowfish species, Guppies, Platys, and Corydoras Catfish. Betta Fish are most comfortable at about 75 to 80 degrees F with a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness.
Be very careful not to feed Bettas more than they will eat, or the uneaten food will quickly contaminate the water. Gently drop one pellet onto the water's surface. Be sure the Betta Fish sees the pellet, swallows it, and does not burp it up. Then you might try another pellet. Three pellets at one feeding is about the max.
It is best to house these fish in a fish bowl with about 1-gallon of water. Do a partial water change about once a week. Keep at most one Male Betta per bowl. If Male Bettas live in an aquaruim, it's important to have minimal water flow, or they'll be pushed around the aquarium. Male Betta Fish, living in a fish bowl, need a thin layer of aquarium gravel. Do not use sand or bigger gravel. The layer of gravel should be about 1/4" thick and serves as the fish bowl's filter, so it's very important.