Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Anabantidae. Bettas belong to the family Anabantidae which includes other air-breathing fish such as Gouramis.
bubble nests . Bettas build bubble nests to house the females' eggs after spawning.
the male. The male is the one who builds the nest and takes care of the eggs. As soon as the female lays the eggs, the male takes over, placing them in the nest. He will watch over the eggs for the next 2-3 days, catching and putting them back if they fall out of the nest. Around day 4, the eggs hatch.
in rice paddies. In addition to rice paddies, betta fish are found in puddles and slow-moving streams. Their natural environment is shallow, slow-moving water. They breathe air so they must be able to get to the surface easily.
for eating. Betta fish are carnivores and their mouths are designed to grab insects that happen to be on or in the water.
bubbles. Betta fish make bubble nests. If you see a mass of bubbles floating on the top of the aquarium, it means that your betta is happy and healthy.
They are tropical fish.. Betta fish need to be in water that is a little warmer than some other fish as they come from the tropics. The temperature for bettas should be around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If they get too cold, they will slow down. This is a very common mistake that betta owners make.
Siamese fighting fish. There are many species of betta fish but the best known, and by far the most popular is the Siamese fighting fish. I made up the other names.