Care Level: Easy
Live Plant Safe: Yes
General Description: The Betta, in this case Female, occur naturally throughout central Thailand in sluggish waters of rice paddies, swamps, ditches, and ponds. All specimens at Aquatics Unlimited are ornamental strains produced by the aquarium trade; few wild-type specimens are offered. Because of this, Female bettas can vary tremendously in color pattern, body and fin morphology, and price. Bettas are labyrinth fish, which means they have a lung-like organ that allows them to breathe air in addition to having a functioning set of gills. Unlike males, Female bettas can be kept in groups of 4 or more individuals, called sororities, but require a larger aquarium (at least 20 gallons). Males and females should be kept separate unless in spawning condition. An adult female betta can reach a size of approximately 2.5″, but this may vary depending on the ornamental strain. This listing is for our standard Female betta, which are typically light blue to red or pale in color.
Diet Requirements: Bettas are often fed a staple diet of a high quality floating pellet. Treats such as frozen or freeze-dried blood worms or brine shrimp are encouraged. Some vegetable matter in the diet is also beneficial. Variety is the spice of life in order to maintain color, immune function and longevity of your fish. Make sure not to over feed your betta, as they are prone to obesity.
Care Requirements: A minimum 5 gallon aquarium is ideal for a Female betta. Bettas should not be introduced into a biologically immature set-up, or the water should be changed frequently enough to not allow the build up of harmful ammonia from decomposing food and waste. Given their natural habitats, Bettas do not like strong water flow. The aquarium does not need to be aquascaped with anything in particular, but a finer substrate, floating plants and other natural-looking arrangements will bring out the beauty and personality of your Betta. Compatability of Bettas with other community-type fish is variable; some individuals are tolerant of other species while others are not. Bettas do not do well in excessively large aquariums, however. Bettas may be able to eat small Neocaridina or Caridina shrimps. Recommended water conditions, 72-84° F, KH 1-15, pH 6.0-8.0.
Purchase Size: Medium: 1”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.