I made the mistake of getting my first bettas at a low end pet store. They were healthy for a while before things went south.
My betta Boaz was grumpy, but he was really happy in his tank with his buddies, a cory and a pleco. They got along great, as Boaz ventured all around the tank, and the two stayed at the bottom.
My other betta, Gadreel, a crowntail, never had anything wrong with him. He didn't have any tank mates, but he sure knew when I had a camera in front of him! He'd raise his fins (not flare) and always seemed to make faces at me!
My female betta Becky is in rough shape, too.
I lost the both of them too soon and I'm really anticipating getting another one today.
August 29, 2014
You will fall in LOVE!
I love my betta! I had no idea they had so much peronality! I bought mine to have as a buddy for my desk at work. I quickly upgraded his 1 gallon to a 3 gallon because I strongly believe that the 1 gallon was just too small. He is as happy as can be and gets excited whenever I sit down at my desk! Great fish for beginners! Just make sure you do it right and give them at least 2.5 gallons and a tank that has a filter in it with lots of plants and hiding places!
August 28, 2014
If your going to get a fish, get this one
I have had fish for over 4 years, and this is probably my favorite. Currently, I have 3 male bettas. Females are good too, but have smaller fins. Betta fish are VERY low maintenance, but that does not mean you can put them in a bowl. I recommend a 2.5 gallon and up for a betta.
The only con I have about these fish is that you CANT keep males together. However, you CAN keep females together. If you are going to keep females together, make sure that you bring a mirror with you and hold it up to them to make sure that they dont flare. If they flare, they are a male, and you cant keep males and females/males together.
These are great pets for young and older kids. I definitely recommend these fun and beautiful fish!
August 7, 2014
Betta fish are beautiful pets for kids!
Betta fish can be some of the prettiest fish out there. Just be careful not to keep two males together, but I'm sure you know what happens. Here are things you need to do to keep them:
1. Get a TANK! Bowls are no place for a fish.
2. ALL fish need filters! Even though bettas can breath air, it doesn't mean they can tolerate messy water.
3. Feed ONCE DAILY! Do not overfeed your betta, they could develope swim-bladder disorder. Also, food that your betta doesn't eat will cloud up the water.
4. Fish that you cannot keep with bettas are goramis, other male bettas, any fin nippers, plecos, and any fish that will damage their fins.
5. Commit to taking care of your betta. Bettas are not fish that you keep for a month and forget about them. Getting one is an up to 6 year commitment.
July 27, 2014