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Male Betta

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Shop your PetSmart store and save 20% off on our wide selection of Betta. Discount already reflected in online price. Not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases, and charitable donations. Offer valid in-store only. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid through December 22, 2018 at 6:30 am EST.

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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 2.5"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: All
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Tank Setup: 1+ quart, solitary pet
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With their long flowing tails and vibrant colors, its no wonder that bettas are one of the most popular fish for beginner aquarists. They are easy to care for and make a great ornamental addition to any desk, kid's room or living space. While female bettas are not aggressive and can live together peacefully, male bettas are aggressive toward each other. Therefore, house only one male with smaller, peaceful fish in a community aquarium, or keep him alone in a one-quart or larger bowl.

Bettas gulp air from the water's surface to help them breathe. You will see your betta slowly swimming toward the top of your aquarium or bowl. They also tend to rest near the bottom. As carnivores, bettas eat mostly animal matter, including prepared foods and fresh, freeze dried or frozen foods. Choose a tropical flake or pellet food. Feed according to the directions on the packaging.

Learn about the Betta

Common Name
Betta

Other Common Names
Siamese Fighting Fish

Scientific Name
Betta splendens

Community
Gourami

Compatibility
More than one female can be kept in a peaceful community setting. Avoid fin-nipping fishes, such as some of the characins and barbs. Males, however, should either be housed in 1-gallon or larger containers as single specimens, or as the only male of its species in a peaceful community tank.

Habitat
Thailand-Cambodia: Moderately decorate with live plants, rocks and driftwood.

Breeding
The male has the long flowing fins and the female has very short round fins. The male will create a bubble nest at the top of the aquarium, and the eggs will develop in there until they hatch in about 24 hours.

Additional Comments
Their bright colors are from breeding in captivity. They also have the ability to breathe air from the surface through their labyrinth, which acts like lungs.

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Male Betta
3.67 New Out Of Stock
Male Betta is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my beautiful fishy buddies! Over the past year, I've acquired 5 male bettas that are absolutely beautiful and all have individual personalities. (In the beginning I had an orange veiltail, but he ended up jumping from his tank while I was at work one day. I was heartbroken and had to get another since seeing his dark tank always made me tear up.) All five of my current bettas came from the PetSmart I work at and all are a joy to have in my life. A dark blue halfmoon (not pictured because he's still recovering from illness), ivory rose petal, blue/gold twintail, gold/blue veiltail, and a silver/red butterfly. The halfmoon I've had the longest and he gets huffy if I don't say hello to him first; he flares his gills at me until I touch the side of his tank in greeting. All five are happy in their 2.5 gallon tanks and all five can recognize me from other family members. A couple of them even taunt the cats when they come to investigate their tanks. I know a lot of people balk at the price tags of some varieties (ex. the rose petal and butterfly), but honestly, I think they're worth every cent. If I had the space I'd have brought home a $30 premium crowntail long ago :)
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can really get attached to a Betta We have several species of fish.But a Betta has a personality and you just get more attached to them.They follow your finger when you put it near them.They watch when you move around the room.They know when your going to feed them and get excited.Whats not to like about a Betta.Ours lives in a 3 gallon tank with a very low water current filtration system and a heater.He is a happy fish.Wish I could say the same for all Bettas
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love him I got my little Oscar a few months ago. He is so sweet. Bettas are really easy to take care of but do your research before buying one. I love Oscar so much I got another betta ( in a separate tank ) and named him bob. I only had bob for about a month and he died. I noticed he was alway very lethargic.but Oscar is so good
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pet! If you choose a healthy-looking betta (spread fins, no rips or tears, clear eyes, etc.), and give it the right tank (at least two gallons, filtered, and heated) it will live for a long time if properly cared for. My betta, Jerome, is one year old and still kickin' it! These pets are easy to care for, relatively cheap, and absolutely beautiful!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I have three (One in a ten gallon and two are in three gallons for now). Very good pets and not too hard to care for. The only thing I don't like is that Pet Smart advertises them as being able to be kept in a quart (.25 gallon!!) which isn't at all an adequate living space for a betta or any fish. It's cruel and horrible so please do not keep your betta in anything under 2.5 gallons.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Last year at my friends ocean-themed pool party, I was more than delighted when I learned that our party favor was a live betta fish! He was soooo cute! He's bright dark blue, and he has little red tips on the edges of his fins. I put him right next to my piano, and whenever I start to play, he always "dances." He'll start swimming around to the beat and stuff. It's really cute! Also, when he knows I'm gonna feed him, he comes right ot the surface, and when I have a treat ready for him, he jumps out of the water to grab it! For the price, he's really a great addition to any family, with low care needs (just change the water very 1-2 weeks) and a great personality. Plus, he'll last a while! It's already been a year with mine.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best fish! I have 2 male bettas and I love them so much. They are so intelligent and always swim to the front of their tanks when I enter the room. One is in a 5.5 gallon and the other is in a 3 gallon. They both know tricks also, how to jump, swim through a hoop, and come when called. These are marvelous fish. I believe you should PUT YOUR BETTA IN A 2.5 GALLON OR LARGER. I just want people to know they are not happy in bowls. Ammonia and toxic sludge build up very fast in a bowl, and It will slowly kill your fish. Please do your research!
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-08-29
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PLEASE READ MY QUESTION! So I got this betta from petsmart and his top fin was sorta bent and he didnt exactly have a very good tank, i changed him into a 2 gallon tank and I fed him fish pellets from petsmart, am i taking care of him really good?

Asked by: ilovemyfishymorethanu
Bettas need a 3.5+ gallon to be held in. anything less than that isn't the best for them. I know it says 1+ quart but that is very mean and wrong of PetSmart. Other than that, you are doing good. If his fin is starting to get white or black stuff on it, he probably has fin rot. if you see this that is not his natural color, then take him to the vet. You might want to take him there if his fin is bent.
Answered by: The_Flying_Pug
Date published: 2018-11-13

How old do you have to be to buy a betta from the store 

Asked by: Brysonboy200
any age! But make sure you know how to take care of them.
Answered by: funkylizardgirl
Date published: 2018-10-25

what colors do you have in stock?

Asked by: coco16
there are many different colors though petsmart might not have some in stock
Answered by: funkylizardgirl
Date published: 2018-10-25

Can I house with other fish or female Betta 

Asked by: Lawson Hamilton
No
Answered by: Jamie 4
Date published: 2018-10-21

Do you have any black beta you could mail to me here in mansfield,Oh? I was fish sitting my great granddaughters fish and it died. I'm devastated and need another betta quick. Do not drive. Watching husband at home in Hospice. Need fish mailed. help!

Asked by: Phudas
I am so sorry to hear about your betta and husband. Unfortunately, Pet Smart doesn't mail fish whatsoever. I hope whatever happened was worked out.
Answered by: DwarfGourami
Date published: 2018-10-21

Do they need a tank heater ?

Asked by: Madipatty
If you live a climate that has 4 seasons, yes.
Answered by: pj768757656
Date published: 2018-11-13

We bought a fish at 10:30am in Omaha (Oakview). Should we feed the fish today? or wait until tomorrow?

Asked by: TrekBebe
you should always feed the fish when you get it home because you don't know the last time they where fed
Answered by: hannah12
Date published: 2018-11-13

Can I get to pick or see what the betta looks like before I purchase?

Asked by: Sunshine123
yes you can you just have to go to the store and look at them
Answered by: hannah12
Date published: 2018-11-13
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