Finally, a precaution to take into account is that our aquarium has a lid. The Betta is a fish lover of jumping, and in case of not having it we can take some other annoyance.

Discover a little more about them, their habits and needs in the aquarium, in a visual way with the advice of our pet companion, Mario.

THE FEEDING OF THE BETTA FISH, KEY TO YOUR HEALTH

We make a separate chapter for this aspect because it is, in fact, one of the main reasons why these fish get sick in aquariums.

In a wild state, the Betta fish is an omnivorous fish that feeds on both plants and small insects that live in them. Interestingly, and despite this, Betta's eating habits make it a reality in a carnivorous fish that demands animal protein to live healthily. However, and despite this need, we will have to ensure that their diet is strictly for this species of fish. Something that is because I think this specific for them has a maximum of 40% less protein, the right amount for them to be fed in a balanced way.

Food for Betta fish

A specific diet to ensure the welfare of the Betta fish. Feed your food correctly with this complete feed

In addition to ensuring that this is the composition of your diet, the ideal is also that we pay for specific meal times and quantities. Overfeeding a Betta fish can be fatal for him, since his stomach has approximately the same diameter as his eyes. For this reason, it is important that we observe your appetite to increase the quantities progressively if the fish demands it. In addition and to facilitate digestion, the ideal is that we wet the feed in a little water from the aquarium before administering it. In this way, it can be expanded before it is eaten.

Once the meal is finished, it is important to remove everything that you do not eat from the aquarium. In this way we will not only be able to keep the water in an optimal state, but we will also avoid those harmful bingeings that we have talked about before.

And with this care, we can only enjoy. In his way of swimming, the incredible beauty of his fins. Of that genius and that restlessness that characterizes them.

betta fish types

Of a singular beauty, the Betta fish stands out at first sight for its magnificent colors and beautiful fins. In fact, its scientific name (Betta Splenders) refers to the attractive marking of these specimens. Together with this characteristic, its power of resistance and its peculiar behavior, have made him win the admiration and the charm of the community of euryphilia throughout the world.

Belonging to the family of the labyrinths, the Betta fish has a special organ called labyrinth, which allows it to breathe oxygen directly from the atmosphere. In general, it is a fish with many variations, because genetic crosses have given rise to different sizes and shapes of fins.

As a curious fact, we can add that the Betta fish has the ability to bury its body in the humid earth to face the times of extreme drought. They are very territorial and violent species (hence the nickname of the Warrior of Siam). In case we decide to have these specimens in our tank, we recommend the presence of three females for each male.

These curious animals can reach up to six centimeters in length. The females tend to be generally larger than the males, although their fins do not become as developed and their coloration may become darker. Red, blue and green, are some of the tonalities present in these species, and sometimes we can find all three in the same specimen. Obviously, if we want to achieve a specific color in our Betta fish, both the mother and the father must have that tonality.

In a general sense, this species maintains a stretched and compressed body on the sides. The dorsal and anal fins are very developed, not so much the tail fin. As mentioned earlier, the development of a special organ allows it to breathe the air and store it inside it under adverse environmental conditions. To differentiate the sex of these fish, it will be enough to know that the males have greater development of their fins than the female specimens.

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