Betta Fish - Fun Facts

Betta Fish - Fun Facts: The Warrior 'Bettah' Betta fish derived their name from an ancient warrior group from Thailand, and were given the name in the 1800s once they became popular for their fighting skills. In those times Betta fish fights were a popular sport - so popular, in fact, that the King of Siam decided to have them regulated and taxed. Bets were placed on the bravery of the Betta fish during fights rather then on the damage inflicted. The Males Of The Species Are Extremely Territorial Ironically the male Betta fish behave in an extremely alpha way when around other aggresive fish of any kind, in particular other Betta males. They are highly territorial and have been known to fight until they kill, or are killed, by their opponents in order to protect their territory. This is the reason Bettas are often placed in secluded tanks at pet stores, or at the most with other, more docile fish - and you'll never find two Betta males in the same fish tank. Wild Betta Fish Are Very Different From The Household Variety Wild Bettas are usually a dull brown color and their dorsal stripes are darker then their household counterparts. They're all about survival in hostile environments, and so their colors help them camouflage themselves from predators. The Bettas are native to the Mekong Basin, flowing through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. They are usually found in shallow, freshwater areas like ponds and streams. Bettas Can Be Fooled By Mirrors, Believing Their Reflection To Be a Rival If you place a mirror in front of a Betta, it will see its own reflection and think it to be a rival. Instantly it will go on a fighting spree, waving fins and moving about. Once the mirror is taken away, the Betta will feel triumphant, thinking that the fight has been won. Feeding Your Betta - Frequent Meals Are Better Your Bettas must be fed with small but frequent meals. Their stomach size is equal to that of an eyeball and the best feeding schedule is to offer it food twice a day. Pet Bettas literally beg for food when they see anybody nearby. Bettas Are Carnivorous In Nature Generally, Betta fish are carnivores (or, to be more exact, insectivores). They prefer to feed on insect larvae, worms, fish pellet and flakes. They also feed on eggs of insects occasionally. In general, if you see Bettas feeding off of plant roots and such, it means they're very hungry and unable to find the insects they crave for. Betta Fish Taste With Their Fins The delicate fins of the Bettas have some muscles, nerve cells and taste buds. This enables the Bettas to taste food or any other object with their fins. Betta Fish Sport a Large Variety Of Diverse Tail Shapes The most common Betta tail is the veil tail, which is an extra long, flowing double tail, and is particularly beautiful. Apart from this, there are several other tail shapes like double tail, half moon, crown tail and so on. Betta Fish Can Breathe Air Bettas have a special organ through which they can breathe in air like human beings. This unique organ, known as the labyrinth, is very crucial and helps the Bettas to survive in slow flowing streams and rice paddies, wherein the oxygen content of the water is comparatively lower. Males Are The Child Raisers In The Family Yes, it's the duty of the daddy Betta. For 3-4 days after the mating, the fries (baby Bettas) absorb nutrients from their respective yolk sacs. At that time, the males are the caretakers, returning any hatchling that falls from the bubble nest. This guarding activity continues until the fry can swim and feed on its own. Betta Fish Are Bred In Many Strains of Colors The Bettas display a plethora of color patterns and strains, with new colored fish constantly being developed by breeders. The primary color is red, but you will also come across species that are yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black or purple. There are also a few bettas which come with spots and stripes. Siamese Fighting Fish Can Live Up To 9 Years, In Optimal Conditions Although on average Bettas live around 2-3 years, they can live as long as 9 years when the water conditions are good and they go through regular exercise. This is an extremely long life span compared to other fish species. They Build Bubble Nests To Help Protect Their Eggs Preparing the space for the arriving eggs is the responsibility of the male Betta. They will make bubble nests for the eggs by taking in air and then spitting out a bubble embedded in the spit. This process comes instinctively to male Bettas, and they might even engage in this behaviour if there are no females present around them. For more information, log on to the below sites: http://www.top10zen.com/20-interesting-betta-fish-facts-to-better-know-your-betta-1417?page=4 http://mom.me/pets/small-pets/19894-cool-facts-about-betta-fish/

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Betta Fish - Fun Facts: The Warrior 'Bettah' Betta fish derived their name from an ancient warrior group from Thailand, and were given the name in the 1800s once they became popular for their fighting skills. In those times Betta fish fights were a popular sport - so popular, in fact, that the King of Siam decided to have them regulated and taxed. Bets were placed on the bravery of the Betta fish during fights rather then on the damage inflicted. The Males Of The Species Are Extremely Territorial Ironically the male Betta fish behave in an extremely alpha way when around other aggresive fish of any kind, in particular other Betta males. They are highly territorial and have been known to fight until they kill, or are killed, by their opponents in order to protect their territory. This is the reason Bettas are often placed in secluded tanks at pet stores, or at the most with other, more docile fish - and you'll never find two Betta males in the same fish tank. Wild Betta Fish Are Very Different From The Household Variety Wild Bettas are usually a dull brown color and their dorsal stripes are darker then their household counterparts. They're all about survival in hostile environments, and so their colors help them camouflage themselves from predators. The Bettas are native to the Mekong Basin, flowing through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. They are usually found in shallow, freshwater areas like ponds and streams. Bettas Can Be Fooled By Mirrors, Believing Their Reflection To Be a Rival If you place a mirror in front of a Betta, it will see its own reflection and think it to be a rival. Instantly it will go on a fighting spree, waving fins and moving about. Once the mirror is taken away, the Betta will feel triumphant, thinking that the fight has been won. Feeding Your Betta - Frequent Meals Are Better Your Bettas must be fed with small but frequent meals. Their stomach size is equal to that of an eyeball and the best feeding schedule is to offer it food twice a day. Pet Bettas literally beg for food when they see anybody nearby. Bettas Are Carnivorous In Nature Generally, Betta fish are carnivores (or, to be more exact, insectivores). They prefer to feed on insect larvae, worms, fish pellet and flakes. They also feed on eggs of insects occasionally. In general, if you see Bettas feeding off of plant roots and such, it means they're very hungry and unable to find the insects they crave for. Betta Fish Taste With Their Fins The delicate fins of the Bettas have some muscles, nerve cells and taste buds. This enables the Bettas to taste food or any other object with their fins. Betta Fish Sport a Large Variety Of Diverse Tail Shapes The most common Betta tail is the veil tail, which is an extra long, flowing double tail, and is particularly beautiful. Apart from this, there are several other tail shapes like double tail, half moon, crown tail and so on. Betta Fish Can Breathe Air Bettas have a special organ through which they can breathe in air like human beings. This unique organ, known as the labyrinth, is very crucial and helps the Bettas to survive in slow flowing streams and rice paddies, wherein the oxygen content of the water is comparatively lower. Males Are The Child Raisers In The Family Yes, it's the duty of the daddy Betta. For 3-4 days after the mating, the fries (baby Bettas) absorb nutrients from their respective yolk sacs. At that time, the males are the caretakers, returning any hatchling that falls from the bubble nest. This guarding activity continues until the fry can swim and feed on its own. Betta Fish Are Bred In Many Strains of Colors The Bettas display a plethora of color patterns and strains, with new colored fish constantly being developed by breeders. The primary color is red, but you will also come across species that are yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black or purple. There are also a few bettas which come with spots and stripes. Siamese Fighting Fish Can Live Up To 9 Years, In Optimal Conditions Although on average Bettas live around 2-3 years, they can live as long as 9 years when the water conditions are good and they go through regular exercise. This is an extremely long life span compared to other fish species. They Build Bubble Nests To Help Protect Their Eggs Preparing the space for the arriving eggs is the responsibility of the male Betta. They will make bubble nests for the eggs by taking in air and then spitting out a bubble embedded in the spit. This process comes instinctively to male Bettas, and they might even engage in this behaviour if there are no females present around them. For more information, log on to the below sites: http://www.top10zen.com/20-interesting-betta-fish-facts-to-better-know-your-betta-1417?page=4 http://mom.me/pets/small-pets/19894-cool-facts-about-betta-fish/

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Shabnam Khan
Shabnam Khan - 3 years ago
Wow
Miguel Borbon
Miguel Borbon - 3 years ago
Hey everyone! Please give my channel a visit. I have a lot of interesting videos about fish keeping (including bettas, mollies and guppies) you might like. God bless! :)
Noor Alam
Noor Alam - 3 years ago
Betta fish available for sale beat prices delivery all over america at best affordable prices and colours contact or whatsapp 9022950973
Barbie songs
Barbie songs - 3 years ago
why are they not in pairs?? please reply
1k Subs No Vids?
1k Subs No Vids? - 3 years ago
Barbie songs because they fight to death
Vv1987 v
Vv1987 v - 4 years ago
Such small compartments for those poor bettas! They can't swim properly at all! They need horizontal space!
Aquarian Vikas
Aquarian Vikas - 4 years ago
+Vv1987 v thanks mate :)
Vv1987 v
Vv1987 v - 4 years ago
Oh, I didn't notice that. In that case, it's all right and much much better than cups of death. I changed my rating from negative to positive :-)
Aquarian Vikas
Aquarian Vikas - 4 years ago
yes you are absolutely right mate. The video is from an aquarium store that had bettas for sale.
Dang Wolfie vlogs
Dang Wolfie vlogs - 4 years ago
You should not put betta fish with other fish get back to me.
Alexis' Fishin', Huntin', and Farming Show
Alexis' Fishin', Huntin', and Farming Show - 3 years ago
single male bettas can do great in a community tank. also females can be housed togather in a "betta sorority tank"
Justanotherdude
Justanotherdude - 4 years ago
When I was a kid I used to make them fight now I regret it :( they are so beautiful too. I remember my favourite one was an albino i cached at a lake like 5 kilometres away from my house lol it was so cool going there with friends to catch them.
yostiel TheKing
yostiel TheKing - 4 years ago
Do you cell bettas?, how much thay cost?
corbin87445
corbin87445 - 3 years ago
Jose Newman lol
Jose Newman
Jose Newman - 4 years ago
6 bucks at walmart
Aquarian Vikas
Aquarian Vikas - 4 years ago
No mate! I dont sell bettas. Checkout in your local fish store for the prices in your country. In India they sell from upwards of 150 Indian Rupees (INR).
Jammer30jhn aj /rm7647 toblox
Jammer30jhn aj /rm7647 toblox - 4 years ago
how long can betta fish survive without water?
corbin87445
corbin87445 - 3 years ago
Jammer30jhn aj /rm7647 toblox not very long

10. comment for Betta Fish - Fun Facts

CEPHALOTRIBE
CEPHALOTRIBE - 4 years ago
Socorro Vazquez Muñoz
Socorro Vazquez Muñoz - 4 years ago
Aaron criddle if you put glass in the they wont fight
Corey Newhard
Corey Newhard - 4 years ago
bettas can breathe air
Ilikepotatoe Aj
Ilikepotatoe Aj - 4 years ago
I'm happy about 9 years part
xOmqDerp RBLX
xOmqDerp RBLX - 4 years ago
I Have a Betta fish I named it Mr. Bubbles and got it yesterday :3
Gløria mcmillan
Gløria mcmillan - 4 years ago
We found one in a old house im worried about him we only have a small dish to put him in is that ok, do we need lighting?
Alexis' Fishin', Huntin', and Farming Show
Alexis' Fishin', Huntin', and Farming Show - 3 years ago
Fishan Chips and a low flow filter
Spookan Chips
Spookan Chips - 3 years ago
Gløria mcmillan 2.5 gallon tanks or larger also and you need a heater
Aquarian Vikas
Aquarian Vikas - 4 years ago
+Gloria mcmillan No you dont necessarily need extra lighting for bettas, if they can get decent amount of indirect lighting you might have in a well lit room
Project Da9
Project Da9 - 4 years ago
What is the song name?
schopenhauer1962
schopenhauer1962 - 4 years ago
I do longevity experiments with male betta's and I have a male (blue fantail) that I owned for 9 years and 7 months now, still healty and still building bubble nests. I keep him alone in a 10 gallon tank, at 27.5°C (around 80°F), feed him two times a day (flakes (Betta flakes by Tetra & red mosquito larvae (sundried)), every two days a 10% waterchange, filtration with low volume output. I do excercise my betta's for 10-15'/day.
Alexis' Fishin', Huntin', and Farming Show
Alexis' Fishin', Huntin', and Farming Show - 3 years ago
Gorgeous Bettas probably a mirror. I let my bettas see one every once in a while so they flare at things alot. never let them see it for too long, it can cause stress.
Gorgeous Bettas
Gorgeous Bettas - 3 years ago
schopenhauer1962 how do you excersize bettas? Just a tip I want to know!
Delete Paul
Delete Paul - 4 years ago
My Male betta made a bubble nest and im really confused. Is that normal?
xOmqDerp RBLX
xOmqDerp RBLX - 4 years ago
xd
Nora Esthella
Nora Esthella - 4 years ago
+Devney Eldridge fr no wonder o... So their horny
Devney Eldridge
Devney Eldridge - 4 years ago
That means they wanna have kids
Aquarian Vikas
Aquarian Vikas - 4 years ago
+Delete Paul Yeah its pretty normal.
gravedigr12
gravedigr12 - 4 years ago
oh and don't forget when they are babys grow them alone in a big tank if you want them to be larger ive had good results with this

20. comment for Betta Fish - Fun Facts

dr Diamond
dr Diamond - 4 years ago
I Have a beta fish see my channel to see my beta
Ethan Perkins
Ethan Perkins - 4 years ago
gravity falls yo
Aquarian Vikas
Aquarian Vikas - 5 years ago
First of all, thank you for raising the question. You have raised a fair point. Coming to the answer, not all bettas in general need to be kept away from each other but only the male bettas need to. If you notice the whole tank from 0:41 to 2:23 there is a lot of variety in their colors and tail shapes. The bettas at 1:14 are female bettas. How can I say this, one of the most easiest way to identify a male betta from a female is by looking at their tale shapes. Male bettas have tails at least twice the size of female bettas.
Hope this answers your question :).
Spookan Chips
Spookan Chips - 3 years ago
Patricia Serna yes. you can't keep females with males or else the male will kill her
Patricia Serna
Patricia Serna - 4 years ago
also you have beautyful bettaa fish
Patricia Serna
Patricia Serna - 4 years ago
I have a question my crown tail male keeps chasing my veil tail female with this gills up is he trying to fight her or no?
Aaron criddle
Aaron criddle - 5 years ago
at 1 14 why we're two bettas in the same compartment!!?? you had only just said bettas need to kept away from each other
Jessica Perez
Jessica Perez - 4 years ago
female bettas tho can usually be kept together they are more caln

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