Facts About Crowntail Betta Fish
One of the most magnificent freshwater fish that can be kept for pets, the crowntail betta fish is an attractive aquarium fish to keep around. With is unique fin structure and vibrant colors, this breed of fish originated from Thailand and parts of Cambodia where this fish’s ancestors where found to be living in these countries rice paddies. This fish is also known as Bettas, Betta spenders, and Siamese fighting fish. For those who are planning to buy these fishes for pets, here are some interesting facts about Bettas.
Never put two male bettas in the same tank or fishbowl – These fishes are not just called Siamese fighting fish for nothing. It’s a cardinal rule NEVER to place two male bettas in the same tank or glass bowl unless there is a divider that is separating both fishes. Male bettas would fight each other for the prize of winning over territory. The winner would go over the territory while the losing fish would try to hide or run for cover or be killed by the other male betta.
Bettas should not be fed any plant based diet – People are mistaken with the notion of feeding crowntail betta fish with plants such as peas. But this would have just cause trouble to this fish as their stomachs are not strong enough to digest these plants. Instead, it would still be best to feed them frozen blood worm or even brine shrimp. For fish flakes, always ask for betta flakes and not tropical flakes as the latter does not hold any nutrition for these fishes.
Replace the water in the fish tank or glass bowl as often as possible – Since these fishes live in freshwater, petowners needn’t worry about having any complicated set up in their fish tanks or aquariums such as heaters or filtration systems. You can simply place these in a fish bowl or tank. However it would still be advisable to change the water every three days to prevent the water from getting contaminated and making the fish sick.
Crowntail betta fish would make excellent aquatic pets in the home. Things to keep in mind when caring for these pets is that never place two male bettas in the same aquarium unless there is a divider, feed them only frozen blood worms, shrimp brine or Betta flakes. Lastly, always replace the water in the tank every three days to avoid the waters from being contaminated and causing the fish to be sick.
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