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IMAGINE owning a happy, healthy and active fish that lives three times the life span of the average pet Ocellata. A pet that brings you enjoyment for years to come.

These fish are commonly referred to as "Siamese fighting fish" and are highly prized not only for their brilliant colors, but mainly for their long flowing and showy fins.

Betta's are a hardy fish, but like many other types of aquarium fish, betta splendens require constant and personal attention and looking after your pet Brownorum should be your top priority.

Still they are very popular these days. In fact, to many owners they are totally irresistible. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in fifty different types of colors. Whereas many other types of fish require elaborate and costly apparatus like filtration systems, tank skimmers, heaters and other equipment. Check out the types of breeds and you could learn so much more about how to successfully breed and look after your pet Miniopinna.

Maintenance & Care

Advice on fish care

Advice on fish care Advice on fish care

Acclimating your pet fish

Acclimating your pet fish Acclimating your pet fish

Aquarium filters and heaters

Aquarium filters and heatersAquarium filters & heaters

Characteristics of a betta

Characteristics of a bettaCharacteristics of a betta

Changing your tank water

Changing your tank waterChanging your tank water

Checking water temperature

Checking water temperatureChecking water temperature

Choosing best tank plants

Choosing best tank plantsChoosing best tank plants

Choosing the best fish tank

Choosing the best fish tankChoosing the best fish tank

Common diseases and cures

Common diseases and curesCommon diseases and cures

Colors of splendens

Colors of splendensColors of splendens

Don't keep it in a vase

Don't keep it in a vaseDon't keep it in a vase

Egg hatching and the male

Egg hatching and the maleEgg hatching and the male

Expert tips for feeding

Expert tips for feedingExpert tips for feeding

Fascinating info on males

Fascinating info on malesFascinating info on males

FAQ's for fish care

FAQ's for fish careFAQ's for fish care

Favorite foods

Favorite foodsFavorite foods

Feeding hungry fish

Feeding hungry fishFeeding hungry fish

Healthy fish supplements

Healthy fish supplementsHealthy fish supplements

How dropsy affects fish

How dropsy affects fishHow dropsy affects fish
 

How to breed a fish

How to breed a fishHow to breed a fish

How to buy a healthy fish

How to buy a healthy fishHow to buy a healthy fish

How to care for your pet

How to care for your petHow to care for your pet

How to clean a tank

How to clean a tankHow to clean a tank

Interesting facts female's

Interesting facts female'sInteresting facts female's

Keeping fish in a vase

Keeping fish in  a vaseKeeping fish in a vase

Looking after fish in bowls

Looking after fish in bowlsLooking after fish in bowls

Medicines and cures

Medicines and curesMedicines and cures

Names for your pet fish

Names for your pet fishNames for your pet fish

Photo and images gallery

Photo and images galleryPhoto and images gallery

Preparing a tank aquarium

Preparing a tank aquariumPreparing a tank aquarium

Siamese fighting fish topics

Siamese fighting fish topicsSiamese fighting fish topics

Suitable tank companions

Suitable tank companionsSuitable tank companions

Symptoms of sick fish

Symptoms of sick fishSymptoms of sick fish

The amazing history of bettas

The amazing history of bettasThe amazing history of bettas

The right fish supplies

The right fish suppliesThe right fish supplies

What is their life span?

What is their life span?What is their life span?

What fish thrive with bettas?

What fish thrive with bettas?What fish thrive with bettas?

What is the right water to use?

What is the right water to use?What is the right water to use?

You should check what the surrounding environment is like: Examine the jars the fish is kept in. See if the water is clean and clear in appearance, and with no traces of leftover food or too much excrement.

Check and see that there are no bad odors coming from the jar. Sometimes bad odors come from dead fish. Next thing to do is carefully and thoroughly inspect your pet Pulchra.

Next, check its body: It should be free and clear of any type of lumps or unusual shaped bumps. Its scales should be flat in appearance. Look for fish with missing and loose scales letting you know of any trauma and illness it may have suffered. Look for white colored patches on its body which could indicate a serious fungus infection. See if its stomach is swollen. These symstems could indicate that your Livida is not healthy and well.

Color Discoloration

Akarensis
Akarensis
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Healthy fish are beautifully bright colored pictures and have no signs of discoloration. Whereas unhealthy Chini tend to take on a pale appearance displaying spots and shades of discoloration usually seen along their body or on their actual face. Examine the Falx eyes: A truly healthy fish will display very clear eyes. You should not buy any fish whose eyes appear either sunken or over bulging. They're usually very active and should float upright, unless they're sleeping. Slowly bring the fingers of your hand close to your Pulchra to make sure that it's alive and alert. Remember, a strong and healthy fish is active and alert and will instantly react in one way or another to your movement if detected, although your crowntail may not always respond by flaring its fins.

Varieties

Akarensis (1)

Akarensis (1) Akarensis (1)

Akarensis (2)

Akarensis (2)Akarensis (2)

Albimargarita

AlbimargaritaAlbimargarita

Anabatoides

AnabatoidesAnabatoides

Balunga

BalungaBalunga

Breviobesus

BreviobesusBreviobesus

Brownorum

BrownorumBrownorum

Burdigala

BurdigalaBurdigala

Channoides

ChannoidesChannoides

Chini

ChiniChini

Chloro-pharynx

Chloro-pharynxChloro-pharynx

Coccina

CoccinaCoccina

Crowntail

CrowntailCrowntail

Edithae

EdithaeEdithae

Enisae

EnisaeEnisae

Falx

FalxFalx

Foerschi (1)

Foerschi (1)Foerschi (1)
 

Foerschi (2)

Foerschi (2)Foerschi (2)

Fusca

FuscaFusca

Halfmoon

HalfmoonHalfmoon

Hipposideros

HipposiderosHipposideros

Livida

LividaLivida

Macrostoma

MacrostomaMacrostoma

Miniopinna

MiniopinnaMiniopinna

Ocellata

OcellataOcellata

Patoti

PatotiPatoti

Patoti-Unimaculata

Patoti-UnimaculataPatoti-Unimaculata

Persephone

PersephonePersephone

Pi

PiPi

Picta (1)

Picta (1)Picta (1)

Picta (2)

Picta (2)Picta (2)

Pinguis

PinguisPinguis

Prima

PrimaPrima
 

Pugnax (1)

Pugnax (1)Pugnax (1)

Pugnax (2)

Pugnax (2)Pugnax (2)

Pulchra

PulchraPulchra

Renata

RenataRenata

Rubra

RubraRubra

Rutilans

RutilansRutilans

Schalleri

SchalleriSchalleri

Simorum

SimorumSimorum

Simplex

SimplexSimplex

Spilotegena

SpilotegenaSpilotegena

Splendens

SplendensSplendens

Taeniata

TaeniataTaeniata

Tomi

TomiTomi

Tussyae

TussyaeTussyae

Unimaculata

UnimaculataUnimaculata

Waseri (1)

Waseri (1)Waseri (1)

Waseri (2)

Waseri (2)Waseri (2)
Crowntail
Crowntail
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Check that there should be no type of discoloration, body tears or "noticeable holes" when its fins are fully extended. Sometimes it can be hard to check properly because the tiny plastice bag used by pet stores makes it hard for a Halfmoon, Crowntail and Splenden to extend its fins. Nevertheless fins can get broken or torn because they are mostly kept for long periods of time in jars usually too small for there needs. When it swims about their protruding fins can brush-up against the container walls and can break. You should also look carefully at the gills that they look smooth and almost flat in appearance showing no signs of splitting and peeling. Make sure there's no unsightly lumps or body discoloration.

Choosing the Right Tank

Choosing the right Tank is absolutely essential. Why? Because if you choose the wrong type it could easily make your pet fish suffer, not to mention you will be out of pocket.

Decisions such as the right size of your tank, the right type of equipment for your tank, and things like the heater and water filtration system shouldn't be overlooked.

It's a good idea to do your research before you decide to invest in these items. There are several good "reference books" available. Most can be found with a quick search on Google. You should read the chapters on the type of tropical fish equipment you should buy, as well as, how to properly look after your tank or Persephone bowl. Enjoy a happy and healthy pet Tomi betta fish swimming in clear and clean water. Remember that choosing the right bowl or aquarium tank that will give you hours of fun and pleasure from a happy and healthy pet tropical fish.

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Other Things To Consider

Halfmoon
Halfmoon
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Looking after siamese fighting fish is pretty simple and clear-cut. However, here's some importantthings to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps and you will have a happy and healthy siamese fighting fish. Contrary to most belief, these gorgeous full-finned lovelies require a minimum of one gallon of water and a bowl to suit. Even two gallons of water would be much better. Ten gallons of water better still. But always avoid using distilled water as it's a big NO! NO! Try and maintain an even water temperature somewhere between 78 to 84 degrees Farenheight. If you don't place your Picta in a room that's warm you will require a tank heater to maintain the temperature within the desired range. Temperature that fluctuates isn't wise for any tropical fish. That means siamese fighting fish as well. Burdigala excrement along with leftover food will quickly stink, and foul-up the water thus poisoning your Patoti-Unimaculata.

Why Water Quality Is Crucial

Splendens
Splendens
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If you have housed your fish in three gallons of water (or less) make sure that you change the entire amount of water at least once a week. Also make sure that you replace it with aged tap water of the same-temperature that has been standing for at least 24-hours. Larger tank aquariums can use the cycling method. That means that approximately 20 to 30 percent of the water must be changed once a week. Many do more but many also do less. But they all replenish the water supply each week. You should ONLY use boiling hot water to rinse out your bowl or tank. Also, make sure you have a secure lid because you don't you may lose a fish or two since these Siamese fighting fish are real jumpers. However, do not fill their aquarium tank or small bowl right up to the lid. They need to breath the surface air too. Make sure that you leave enough room to accomplish that. Keep these points in mind and you will have happy and healthy siamese fighting fish. For more information please go to betta fish care.

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