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Male Betta

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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
3.99 New Out Of Stock
<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="154892095"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">jdlx</span> from <span itemprop="name">You can really get attached to a Betta</span> <span itemprop="description">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</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-03-16</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-03-16" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="188910344"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Yellowlion24</span> from <span itemprop="name">Member of the family!</span> <span itemprop="description">I love my betta Blueberry!!! I did not know that Blueberry had so much personality and intelligence. We have grown a bond together. He is so sweet to everyone he meets. I LOVE HIM!!!!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-07-22</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-07-22" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="186774072"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Tkietzer</span> from <span itemprop="name">Saka. Male Koi Betta</span> <span itemprop="description">I purchased this handsome boy in the last couple days, and was hesitant about adding him to my 29 gallon community tank. The first betta I bought did not like other fish, and I had to put him into a 10 gallon tank I had already set up. This boy seems completely unfazed about the other fish, and has found all kinds of hiding spots after I added some live plants. He is a very chill little guy, and I hope he stays that way. The other fish were curious about him, and they all swim around together. Let me introduce you to Saka. The second picture is Draco. And he is a dragon scale male. And the original bad boy. He is perfectly happy in his 10 gallon tank all to himself.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-04-12</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-04-12" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="186981398"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Isa Rose</span> from <span itemprop="name">Amazing little fish</span> <span itemprop="description">I've had my sweet little Oscar for 3 weeks now and I finally feel good reviewing him. I gotta Oscar on a slight fluke, I was going to PetSmart to pick up some tank supplies and ended up stopping to look at the bettas they had. I intended to get a betta, my apartment doesn't charge a pet fee for fish and I was lonely and desperately wanted some sort of a companion. I had had a betta years ago (rip Bubbles) and decided to get a new one. I had picked out a 3.5 gallon tank (2.5 in the MINIMUM) A heater, everything. I ended up stopping to look at the fish with my mom and that's when I saw Oscar. I was at first surprised by the price ($20 for a fish?? Oof) because he was labeled a &quot;blue mustard&quot; and put him back to look at the others who weren't very lively. I kept getting drawn back to Oscar who would open his fins as big as he could at me and wiggle around when I looked at him. After talking with my mom, her and my dad offered to cover him as a &quot;moving in&quot; present (aka, I couldn't dish out the extra money for an expensive fish and my parents are wonderful people who decided to cover him because my mom liked him too and they're super sweet). Oscar is SO LIVELY. He always greets me at the front of his tank and when I shake his pellets he shoots right up to where his food gets dropped in. Bettas are wonderful, intelligent fish who need more space than people think but are also some of the sweetest fish. Oscar chases my finger, swims right up when I go to his tank, and has quickly learned tricks (I.e., what a shaking food container means). I recommend them to everyone, but PLEASE do some research before hand. Bettas need at least 2.5 gallons and a heater, as well as a filter. They are beautiful, but they are also living and breathing creatures who deserve the best life as well. Please remember that before getting one!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-04-22</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-04-22" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="168648551"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">ʙᴇᴛᴛᴀ</span> from <span itemprop="name">Absolutely Beautiful!</span> <span itemprop="description">The Betta's are so beautiful and they look awesome in my tank! I love them so much they are so amusing and fun to watch. They love the log I put in their tank!~ I'd give this 4 and a half stars because these fish are beautiful! And the ones I got are calm and love to swim around my tank! I'd never regret having these fish. They're the best! &lt;3</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-08-13</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-08-13" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="154055335"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">StormyJ</span> from <span itemprop="name">Love my beautiful fishy buddies!</span> <span itemprop="description">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 :)</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-03-07</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-03-07" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="185466107"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">MermaidsandRainbows</span> from <span itemprop="name">A Wonderful Fish to Have</span> <span itemprop="description">I have owned Bettas off and on for the past 17 years. In the beginning I knew next to nothing. Over time I&rsquo;ve learned so much. As any good pet owner will tell you, if this is your first time buying a pet do your research. There are so many books and websites out there that can help you learn what to do and not to do. My current betta is a Veiltail. Those are considered the &lsquo;dime a dozen&rsquo; breed. I got him after my other passed from a tumor. He&rsquo;s going on about 3-3 1/2 years old. It&rsquo;s hard to tell with Bettas because most are beyond their baby stage, in order to show off their tails and colors. Bettas can live up to 5 years. Maybe longer, depending on the fish. The tank size is a hotly debated topic. Rightly so. I&rsquo;ve heard 2.5 gallon or bigger. Or 5 gallon or bigger. But the majority agree anything smaller than 2 gallon is cruel. Those bowls and vase things are torture. They also would enjoy a wider tank than tall. Since they are air breathing fish. I have mine in a squarish 2.5 gallon tank. It fits wonderfully on my work desk. I&rsquo;m usually at my desk the majority of the day. So I get to monitor him and am able to see if he&rsquo;s healthy or if anything is off. He seems to enjoy it too. He swims around a lot. His colors are vibrant. He makes bubble nests at least twice a week. I will say that the smaller the tank the more often you will be cleaning it. I clean mine once a week. 25% water change, vacuuming, and I use a turkey blaster to get that extra food/poo during the week. The betta would do better with a slow/soft flowing filter. I use a filter sponge to help stifle the quick flow. And yes, they need a filter. They definitely need a heater. Not having one is straight up cruel. I live in a place where winters are quite cold, he wouldn&rsquo;t survive if I didn&rsquo;t have a heater. 78-80 Fahrenheit is the perfect temperature. Mine is usually between 76-80. When it comes to food, I really can&rsquo;t comment. I know that flakes are awful. It&rsquo;s a good way for the betta to get swim bladder. Which is never good. (Lukewarm deshelled peas works wonders if swim bladder happens) Mine gets pellets which are too big, so I painstakingly break them into smaller pieces for him to eat. And Bettas can be picky eaters. It&rsquo;s a trial and error. Most Bettas like to have plants to swim in or hide in. They also may like to have a place to rest on or hide in. I&rsquo;ve tried the last two with my current fish, he wasn&rsquo;t impressed. Bettas are a wonderful fish to have and they are a joy to watch swim in your aquarium. It&rsquo;s so cool when they begin to recognize you and swim towards you/following you/watch you when you&rsquo;re around their home. Bettas are hardy fish but that doesn&rsquo;t mean we should put that to the test. They deserve to thrive not just survive.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-02-16</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-02-16" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="179650228"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Male Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">PeoplePerson</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great pet!</span> <span itemprop="description">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!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-04-23</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-04-23" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.com/on/demandware.servlet/Sites-PetSmart-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=4031742&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/reviews/product/2/18583.htm">Male Betta Reviews - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_11, d_10, h_15</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.0</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_1, tr_88</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_18583, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_FEEDBACK, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 76ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4605166"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I have always used plastic plants. This time I put a stalk of bamboo. Last night was his first night home. This morning the water is cloudy with a little foam on the top edge. Do I need to worry? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Tweet56</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5260232"> Yes, if it looks bad then it&#39;s bad. Also, do your research. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: HappyLittleAccidents</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-25</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4701675"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> i have a 5 gallon tank and i am getting a male betta and wondered if there were any other fish that could live in the tank peacefully with my beta </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: kelly7291</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5260231"> No, that is too small of a tank for any more fish. It&#39;s great for a betta, but too small for a community tank. If you are desparate for a community tank, than a minimum of 15+ gallons is needed <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: HappyLittleAccidents</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-25</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5165028"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> how do you take the fish out of the contaner to the fish boll </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: victoria30</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5218580"> Use a net or your hands, perferrably NOT your hands. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Maggie_Suzanne_3</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-09-24</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5148474"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> What fish can be kept with a male beta&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Ilovefishing</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5218578"> I&#39;ve had many fish in a tank with my betta. Platys, guppies, catfish, plecos,tetras, shrimp, and mollies. They never have fought or nipped, maybe once, but not very often. My old one has passed away, but I got a new one, and my old one cleatis, never hurt one. If you are planning on getting one, I would not get any fish with long, flowy tails and fins, because they might think of it as an enemy. &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Thanks for loving the fishies! <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Maggie_Suzanne_3</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-09-24</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5066033"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> What does it mean if my betta fish goes from behind the filter then to the bottom of the tank under the tall plant? does that mean he&amp;rsquo;s sleeping? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Mosel29751</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5181060"> No, they really like having a hiding place and they are still when they sleep, you might think they&amp;rsquo;re dead but they&amp;rsquo;re not. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: 9oldsr</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-08-28</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4539507"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can I house with other fish or female Betta&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Lawson Hamilton</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5127081"> no you can not. bettas are best off as solo fish, but make sure to get at least a 5 gallon for him <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: 00epic00</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-08-25</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5037408"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> how many things do you need for a beta? i have goldfish 4 of them and i was thinking of getting a beta for my friend so he can have a pet to take care of </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: fishlover257</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5120997"> Don&#39;t get your friend a pet to take care of. There may be a reason he doesn&#39;t have a pet, like he doesn&#39;t want one and won&#39;t take care of it. As for how many things you need, you need a tank, mine is in a 5 gallon tank right now. He&#39;s getting upgraded to a 55 gallon tank in the next couple of weeks. You need a filter that doesn&#39;t cause to much water movement. They don&#39;t like fighting to swim. You need a heater, you need the food. They can get picky. Mine has 3 different foods and 2 different treats. You need water treatment, a net, live plants are preferable to the fake ones. Look into a Betta Leaf, it&#39;s like a sleeping area. If you have a larger tank a floating Betta home. There&#39;s the exercise mirror you can get as well. You need to start researching. They can live up to 5 years if taken care of. &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Best of luck. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Jambers</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-07-23</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4678889"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Will beta fish attack guppies </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Christian 95</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4917153"> They might attack because of their bright colors but, they are feeder guppies it might be a different. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: FishExpert101</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-03-28</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.com/fish/live-fish/goldfish-betta-and-more/male-betta-4031742.html?dwvar_4031742_size=One%20Size&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/questions/product/2/18583.htm">Male Betta Questions - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_11, d_10, h_15CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.0</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_28</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_18583, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 47ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>