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Common Names
Betta, siamise fighting fish, fighters e.c.t
Size
2.5 inches (6 cm)
Temperature
70F - 85F (21C - 29C)
Water Hardness
5 to 20 dH,
Lifespan
2 - 3 years
Origin
Thailand
Temperament
Peaceful if given the right tank mates. They will become aggressive with other Bettas. They may also become aggressive towards other tropical fish with large fins such as guppies, angelfish and others.
Breeding / Reproduction
Can be difficult since the male will fight the female if not introduced at the right time. For more information please read the breeding bettas article.
Tank Size
Can be kept in tanks as small as 2 gallons but they do best in larger tanks.
Compatible Tank Mates
Not many because of their temperament. Tropical fish with regular size fins may do well, but avoid tropical fish with larger fins like guppies or angelfish. Also, keep in mind that if you do have other fish in your tank you will need a heater. These fish could potentially be kept with this fish:
Corydoras, Pleco, Bala Shark, Red Tail Shark, White Clouds, Guppy(short-tailed variety), Platy, Swordtail
Diet / Food
Carnivore primarily, but will take flakes, freeze dried and live foods. Blood worms and brine shrimp can be used as well as foods made specifically for bettas.
Tank Region
Top
Gender
The male has much more color and bigger fins than the female.
colour
Comes in a variety of colour and finnage.

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