Betta fish make bubbles for a variety of reasons, including to attract mates, to build nests, and to protect their eggs. When a male betta fish is blowing bubbles, it is usually trying to attract a female mate.... read more ›
Many people ask “Why do bettas make bubbles?”It is all to do with the breeding process. In the wild, male bettas cluster small bubbles on the water surface, or underneath floating debris and leaves to build their nests. The male betta will guard its nest and will wait for (or find) a female to spawn with.... continue reading ›
One of the most obvious signs of a happy betta fish is when they build a "bubble nest." Look for a collection of bubbles on the surface of the tank, or you may actually see your betta blowing the nest.... view details ›
With patience and a little persistence, you can teach him to do things like follow your finger, eat from your hand, swim through a hoop, play soccer, and even jump out of the water or come up to be petted. Fish food is the best reinforcement for desired behavior.... view details ›
Do Betta Fish like Light? Yes, they won't like anything too intense, but a standard aquarium light is perfect. Bettas also love aquarium plants, which need an aquarium light to grow and survive.... continue reading ›
Strange Swimming: When fish are stressed, they often develop odd swimming patterns. If your fish is swimming frantically without going anywhere, crashing at the bottom of his tank, rubbing himself on gravel or rocks, or locking his fins at his side, he may be experiencing significant stress.... see more ›
- Bright, Vibrant Colors. Your betta should always look the way you bought them—vibrant, colorful, and lovely. ...
- Freely Swimming. Your betta should zip around the cage spontaneously every so often. ...
- Coming Up to Greet You. ...
- Feed your betta on a schedule.
Floating in one place is not on the agenda, except when they're tired. If you notice your betta lethargic most of the time, and especially when you stand in front of his tank, he's either sick or hungry.... continue reading ›
A betta fish should not be touched; it may get spooked and respond by biting you or becoming afraid of you (which would undo any training and playing you've been doing to get it used to you). Touching a fish can also affect the natural slime coating by removing it and if this happens, the fish is vulnerable to disease.... continue reading ›
A betta might bite you sometimes because it views your approaching hand as a potential threat. So it reacts defensively by nipping at you. It's also why you shouldn't stick your hand into the aquarium too often, as it stresses the fish. The fish can bite you by accident if your finger has food on it.... view details ›
Betta fish do like to explore and interact with toys in their environment. Bettas can be taught tricks using toys such as ping pong balls and hoops or a using a fish training kit.... see more ›
Betta fish can certainly learn to recognize their owners. They are an intelligent fish that can be trained to recognize humans, especially the person who feeds them most of the time. Once they see you regularly, they'll grow to know you and become excited at your approach.... view details ›
Betta fish grow to be no longer than 3 inches, typically. Their usual lifespan is 2-5 years. They have brilliantly colored fins, and various tail types.... continue reading ›
It is recommended to feed your betta fish two to four pellets, once or twice per day. Pellets expand when placed in water and are very filling for your betta fish. Freeze-dried or fresh food can be substituted for their pellet feeding 1 to 2 days per week.... continue reading ›
Normal betta fish behavior
First, he will move around in the tank and inspect new items. He will also swim to the surface if you notice him. Second, he'll look for food. While he doesn't do this every day, a betta's happy and healthy behavior is a sign that it's happy.... see more ›
But the short version is that small water changes of 10-20% once every 7-10 days are best for your betta's health. This is also assuming you are running a filter. You can also do water changes of 20-30% once every 2-3 weeks, but smaller water changes are better for stable water conditions!... see details ›
- Check your water parameters. Fish in water with unhealthy levels of ammonia, nitrate, or nitrite can quickly become unhealthy. ...
- Use water conditioner drops. Do not use untreated tap water for your tank. ...
- Check your water temperature. ...
- Create hiding places. ...
- Use tannins.
As your fish take in oxygen from the water, they release carbon dioxide. A fish tank air pump creates bubbles that remove undesirable gases from the water.... read more ›
The male is responsible for protecting the eggs. First, he builds a nest by blowing small bubbles on surface. In the wild, this often happens under floating debris. He will then mate with a female underneath the cluster and collect the eggs as soon as they're released.... view details ›