Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions On Keeping And Breeding Betta Fish

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions On Keeping And Breeding Betta Fish

Whether you are a novice keeping these beautiful betta fish as pet or an

expert in breeding betta fishes for commercial reasons, there will be certain

questions that keep surfacing for the hobbyist or breeder in general. Following

are the top five most frequently asked questions on betta fish, also known as

betta splendens or fighting fish in most regions.

  1. Why do my betta fish look so different after I bought it back home?

    For most new betta owners, they will be surprise that the gorgeous betta
    which flare beautifully and actively at the pet store becomes dull and is
    now floating listlessly at the bottom of the tank. She don’t feed on the
    betta food recommended by the pet shop and worst still, she is losing color.
    What a far cry from that big, beautiful fish you picked out in the pet

  2. My betta is sick and I have tried everything and still have no idea
    what I am doing wrong?

    Water quality issues are the usual suspects and
    many helpful soul will give general advice such as changing water and
    correcting the pH without knowing that it may be doing more harm to your
    betta! There are surprising tips on water changing and water chemistry.
    (i.e. Why some hobbyist have beautiful betta although they perform less
    frequent water changes compared to you!) Betta fishes are know to be very
    prone to diseases like dropsy (bloated stomach), fungus, white spots and
    internal parasites. Clamped fins, spilt tails and popped-eyes are just some
    of the symptoms to watch out. You need to be fully equipped with information
    on how to deal with these problems and engage in preventive measures if
    you’re serious in having happy betta as pets.

  3. What are the best food for my betta?

    Betta has a life span of 3 to 5 years in the wild but a average “pet” betta
    would be lucky if it can survive half a year. Why such great discrepancies?
    Most people keep their betta in a small container and offer it a single type
    of food (e.g. pellets or flakes) due to convenience. Water and food are the
    two main factors in contributing to the longevity of a betta’s life – it’s
    like the air we human breath and the nutrition we get from our daily food
    intake. It’s therefore crucial to understand what kind of food to feed your
    betta at different life stages and health conditions.

  4. How to spawn betta successfully?

    Think of spawning these beauties? Well, it’s actually much easier to spawn
    betta compare to rearing the fry to adulthood! While some will have more
    luck getting a pair that will mate easily and produce bubble nest and eggs,
    majority of them will not see their fry to grow up healthily, even if the
    eggs do hatch eventually! Preparation of the “hatchery” is the key, there
    after it’s critical to get the fry the right kind of food during the growth

  5. Betta genetics and how to select the correct features that is a must,
    in a mating pair?

    This topic may get into a little bit of chemistry and biological lessons. If
    you are serious in reproducing certain traits in your betta (e.g. halfmoon
    or double tail) or perhaps even enhance it to produce special strains, then
    there are certain genetic and betta reproduction information that you need
    to know before breeding the pair. The best advices are gathered from a
    collective experiences from breeders, since there are just so much

With the advance of the internet, the best resources to find answers to these

questions are online! What’s more, it’ll be most useful to participate in a

betta related forum to get specific questions answered since every situation is

unique. One such place where you can get am age-old collection of frequently

asked questions and answers, along with a chance to particle in an interactive

forum is