Betta fish, aka Siamese Fighting Fish, are tropical, so they must have a heater. They should be kept at between 78-82F. Males canNOT be kept together, or they will fight to the death.
Water should be changed depending on tank size and the filtration system. Smaller tanks=more frequent water changes. Water should be conditioned to get rid of any chlorine or other harmful chemicals.
They can live between 2-4 years with proper care. Don't even THINK about keeping them in the little tiny cups you see at the pet store. They need at least 2.5 gallons, but 5 is even better.
Betta fish can actually be taught tricks! Some include jumping out of the water and swimming through a hoop. Betta fish make great pets if you know how to care for them properly.
- Min. 2.5 gallon tank
- Betta food
- (Opt) mealworms for protein
- Water conditioner