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Bettas (Betta splendens) are undeniably one of the most famous tropical fish. Also known as Siamese Fighting Fish, they are known for both their aggression and their beauty.
This is why many people choose to just keep female Bettas. They are far more peaceful and can even be kept in groups, called a sorority.
Females are a little harder to find in stores because males are more commonly kept. Even so, it shouldn’t be difficult to find some in your local area. Each fish will cost about $5.
They do not live for long. Just like males, females only reach around 3 years old.
The species comes from Asia. It is mostly associated with Thailand, but they are found in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam too.
Unfortunately, Bettas are a vulnerable species in their natural habitat. They are much more successful in captivity because they are bred extensively.
- Species – Betta (Gourami family)
- Common Name – Fighting Fish
- Origin – Thailand
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – Acitic 6.4 – 7
- Water Type – Soft
- Temperature – Tropical 24°c
- Breed Type – Bubble Nest Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 5cm (body)
- Sex – FEMALE