Animal Stories - Siamese fighting fish


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The Siamese Fighting Fish is one of the most popular aquarium fish, and has been part of the hobby for a very long time!
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Rebecca Gardner - 2014-07-26


my betta keeps stalking my coreys , its worse when i feed all the fish in the tank i give the other fish flakes and the coreys wafers, he will also pinch there food [ last picture] i had one of my coreys for a few years along with the danios , tetras etc .. i bought my betta along with the other two catfish around 6 months ago, i dont think he actually attacks them but he will stalk them no matter where they are in the tank , is this something to be worried about and would he attack them at a later point , should i seperate them any advise would be great , there is some photos i have attatched to show his behaviour thank you 

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  • Rebecca Gardner - 2014-07-26
    thank you david for your reply , i have had bettas in the past before this one he was lovely royal blue colour, he wasnt at all a bother this one though his oddly strange, he spends his whole time just stalking my catfish , well all i can hope is this is him just being curious, i have got an hospital tank anyway at present it houses my black skirt tetra, was not sure if the tetra would start nipping at the bettas tail or vice versa so thought best to remove him to seperate tank, anyway thankyou once again x
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Mani60C - 2010-02-21
I'm Emmanuel, I have 3 siamese fighting fish. One that is blue red and black, I called him Swish because his colors are sorta smooth and mixed. I have a pink one, my mum called it sweetness but I call it sweet. I have a purple and white one called Rage because he fought with sweet 7 hours straight. He was tired the next morning lol. Swish is ready to breed, his bubble nest is huge. I'm purchasing a female soon so he can breed.

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  • YUKESH - 2010-09-25
    I have yellow red and blue mixed siamese fighting fish i call it as blue buji because it is so bulky.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-03-25
    i love the names! they will breed like crazy!!!!!! although sometimes females never want to bred, its annoying when they do that.
  • Betta lover - 2013-06-05
    Is it necessary to breed a Betta when it is grown. I thinking of not to breed my Betta as it requires more care..pls reply me..
  • wolfman jenkins - 2017-07-13
    Well soon I will have a pair of bettas that will give birth to the GREATEST BETTAFISH SINCE MUHAMMAD ALI. the red (MUHAMMAD ALI BETTAFISH). these bettas will beat the heck out of your bettafish rage and swish. My bettas will be 20-0 no losses.
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Amiene Rev - 2009-10-11
I bred Giant Bettas, size mostly range from 3 inches to 4 inches, some are 5 inches. There are problem with my Bettas, when I put smaller Betta to breed with the giant, the result will be very sad. From now on I can only breed the large male Betta with other large female Betta.

My green and blue Giant Betta and the Butterfly Blue White Betta are now traveling to southern place in my country, where I live. One is 4 inches, while other is 3 inches half. They both are 5 months old.

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  • Byron - 2010-02-22
    Hi Emanuel, I to have attempted to breed a large (3") female with a regular (2") male, but was not successful. I have tried to acquire a large male for her, because I really would like to breed the large/Giant size bettas. Do you know where I might be able to get some large males? I have searched the internet but cannot find any anywhere, only regular size bettas.
  • sammitazza - 2010-06-19
    I have 2 they are the best fish I have ever known!
  • datsps3 - 2010-12-16
    Hey I'm breeding a short fin plakat at the moment. Everything was going well besides the fact that the majority of them died after hatching. I have 4 short fin plakats and 6 longfins, halfmoons, crowntails and normal ones. Do you have any pics of vids of your giant bettas? Very keen on seeing them =]
  • wolfman jenkins - 2017-07-13
    That's good. Soon I will be breeding my own batch of bettas that will give birth to normal sized bettas called (RED MUHAMMAD ALI BETTAS). they will be trained for fights they will be 20-0 and as for your giant BETTAS remember when Ali beat formen that going to be your giant betta TIMBERRRR.
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luqmanul hakim - 2010-06-05
In last 4 years till now I've been breeding the famous Siamese fighting fishes
I've thinking if the fry are hatched and guarded by the male and then after 5 days the male is moved to another places. The question is what kind of foods that increase in fish grows?
Besides that I've also have 3 big Siamese fighting fishes, humugousaur is the first male siamese fighting fish, he've been my pet for 4 years, big chill is the yellowish betta's, as the second, and the last, is horus a red black colored betta he is the most aggressive pet that I've ever had.

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Matt - 2007-09-12
I bought a male and a female betta splenden from a pet shop 5 years ago and did some research on them. I found their breeding habits very interesting. My siamese fighters didnt do very well but once i have the space for a new tank, i hope to breed them again. Good luck to anyone trying to breed them.

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  • wolfman jenkins - 2017-07-13
    Yes I'm going to breed a pair they will have lots of babies the babies will need trained for fighting they will be called RED MUHAMMAD ALI BETTAS and theyre fight record will be 20 wins 0 loses and soon your bettafish will have to fight him too.
  • wolfman jenkins - 2017-07-13
    I've actually bred them since I was a kid. and now i will soon be breeding a new batch but this batch will be trained for fighting. They will be called the (RED MUHAMMAD ALI BETTAS). and soon your bettas will next to fight.
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Jacob Gomez - 2007-03-14
I Have a Betta. It`s a female and her name is Pleasant. She is in a 10 gallon tank with 6 guppies and a Zebra Danio named Stripey-Stripe. She is a middle-aged fish that cracks me up! There is a neon cave in my
tank and I have to tell you she loves that thing. One time I couldn`t find Pleasant at all in the tank, but the next thing I knew, her little head pop out of an opening in the cave! While were on the Betta subject, I wanted to say my friend is only 6 years old but she has already breed bettas! I mean, at her age she has breed bettas! WOW!!
I hope some day I can breed bettas and I hope Pleasant is one of the many bettas I`ll breed.

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Moira - 2008-05-08
I absolutely LOVE betta's - they are unbelievable fish. At the moment I have 3 and love the way they "lie" on ornamemts in their tanks. I have a red one, a bright mauvey colour one and one that is like pink mother of pearl. I do agree that they actually much prefer a bigger tank than the small half gallon "betta" tanks. I wish the pet shops would stop telling people that they are happiest in small amounts of water. I love coming home from work to see my "boys"!

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Shez - 2008-11-17
Betta's can be housed with other fish as long as he and the other fish can get away from each other. In my tank I used to have 2 Chinese algae eaters, an angelfish and a male veil tail Betta. Now I have the same veil tail betta and angelfish along with a kuhli loach, a large white/black skirt tetra, 2 male mollies, a pregnant female molly and a cory cat. They live fine together in 25 C (77 F) water. The betta usually flares up at the angel and the tetra and he is they top dog in the tank even though he is not the biggest fish.

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The Fish Guy - 2010-01-15
Housing your betta can be a a little confusing for most starters. A common rumour has been passed around about bettas. It's said that bettas can live happily in a 1 gallon or less bowl with no filtration, no heating and low maintenance. This, like most rumours, is false. Bettas need at least 2.5 gallons of filtered, heated water. However, I personally believe bettas need at least a 5 gallon tank. Keep your betta tank clean by doing 20 - 30 % weekly water changes.

Bettas will eat a variety of foods you give them, including frozen blood worms, live blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, frozen beef heart, live blood worms and more. Flakes and pellets can be offered, but this is probably the worst thing to give your betta. Flakes and pellets are too processed for a betta. Also, some people feed their bettas peas. Do not do this, peas are not natural for a betta. Bettas are carnivores, feeding them vegetables could cause health problems. Live mosquito larvae and mosquitos themselves are also a great food source for bettas, along with other small insects and very small earth worms.

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Bob - 2012-02-21
First, my male Betta made a bubble nest and then the next day there was not 1 bubble, was just wondering why that happened. Second, my male and female constantly race each other to the ends of the tanks ( theres a divider between them ). Lastly, every time I go to sleep I hear water splashing in the tank. ( when I check the fish, there both sleeping )

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-26
    Maybe all that splashing you hear at night, and the racing around the tank is disrupting the bubble nest.
  • lindsey escudero - 2012-07-30
    The splashing your hearing may be the filter if you have one. The reason thee bettas chase each other around is because the male wants to defend his territory and the female is challenging him. Of coarse they can't really do any thing because they are divided, but do not at any occasion put them togethor......someone will die
  • turner - 2012-08-09
    I have a female and male seamise fighter fish with other fish in my tank and none of them fight. Sometime the male and female fighter swim together but other than that they stay out of the way. Males can't go together
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