Known for their stunning finnage and rainbow colors, these charming and hardy little fish suffer from a wealth of misinformation, and both they and their owners miss out as a result. The following sections contain information and detailed instructions for the care of the unique Betta Splendens and to provide their owners with the experience of a naturally healthy, active and vibrantly colorful pet for many years.
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Common Names: Betta, Siamese Fighting Fish, Fighter
Origin: Thailand and Cambodia
Main Ecosystem: Rice paddies – still water, shallow but wide water bodies
pH: 6.0 – 7.8
Temperature: 76-84 F (78-80F is ideal)
Hardness: 4-10 d
Potential size: 2 – 3”
Minimum tank size: 3 gallons (5+ gallons is best)
Water Region: Upper water column
Lifespan: 2-7 years (up to 9 years reported)
Color: White, black, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue, in countless combinations, intensities, and patterns.