Siamese Betta Male Fighter Fish 6cm
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Assorted Male Fighter 6cm*
The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also known as the betta, is a popular fish in the aquarium trade. Bettas are a member of the gourami family and are known to be highly territorial. Males in particular are prone to high levels of aggression and will attack each other if housed in the same tank. If there is no means of escape, this will usually result in the death of one or both of the fish. Female bettas can also become territorial towards each other if they are housed in too small an aquarium. It is typically not recommended to keep male and female bettas together, except temporarily for breeding purposes which should always be undertaken with caution
Siamese Fighting Fish (Bettas) are anabantoids, which means they can breathe atmospheric air thanks to a unique organ called the labyrinth. This accounts for their ability to thrive in low-oxygen water conditions that would kill most other fish, such as rice paddies, slow-moving streams, drainage ditches, and large puddles.
Because of the aggressive nature of this species, tankmates must be chosen carefully, and two male B. splendens should not be housed in the same tank unless they are separated by a dividing wall. As a general rule, male Bettas cannot be housed together. It is possible to house two male bettas in a single very large tank, provided that there is plenty of cover (such as floating plants) and enough space for both males to establish their own territories. However, this is an extremely risky procedure because of the male's natural territoriality.
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- 1x Male Siamese Fighter Fish 6cm
- Species - Betta splendens
- Common Name - Betta Half Moon Siamese Fighting Fish
- Origin - Cambodia
- Diet - Omnivore
- PH Range - 7.0
- Water Type - Hard
- Temperature - Tropical 24 - 28 degrees Celsius
- Breed Type - Bubble Nest
- Size - 6cm
- Sex - Male
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