Betta fish is a native of Thailand
Betta fish are usually kept in small fish bowls. They do best in small aquariums (at least two gallons) with regular water changes. The preferred water temperature for a betta is 70-82 degrees F. Betta fish primarily feed on the water's surface. Commercial betta food or pellets are best because it combines all three foods, in addition to vitamins and minerals. This improves the betta's brilliant coloring and longevity.
Betta fish cannot survive on plant roots or lilies they need a diet high in protein and fiber to survive.
Betta fish will fight with each other. Regardless of gender they do best alone. It needs a place to hide like aquatic caves or dense plant.
When cleaning the water make sure you only take out a third of the water each time and replace it with fresh water every three to four days for small bowl or tank. If your water has a high level of chlorine in it, you need to add a drop of dechlorinator to the tap water before adding it to the tank or bowl. Betta prefers slightly acidic water (pH 6.5 to 7) and warm water. Cold water can suppress the immune system and cause illness. Battas normally live 2-3 years there have been cases in the teens.
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