Tips and notices for caring and breeding Betta fish Part 1: How to avoid betta dystocia – the importance of oxygen-rich environment

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Hatching baby fishes from your own betta is a great achievement for betta lovers. Breeding in not an easy thing. As the owner, you need to provide an appropriate environment for the brood fish.

We have heard of a case. It’s a sad case. The female and the male mate for two days, there is only few eggs released. The female suddenly died in the third day morning. What a pity!

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One wild fighting fish species that is becoming more and more rare, Betta livida

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Betta livida is one specie of wild betta, the only one habitat in the world is the blackwater swamps near Selangor, west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It was listed on IUCN Red List in 1994 and assessed as Endangered. Recent years, the large-scale urbanization seriously ruined the ecological environment, this wild betta is becoming more and more rare.

The burgundy body shines green metal gloss, the emerald texture embellishes fins, the metal green marking just like its identity symbol.

Betta livida like clean blackwater, they need acidic and soft water. It is very important that control the water quality when keep Betta livida in aquarium tank. You need to add moderate humic acid and other dirt bed.

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Marble Delta tail Koi Betta White Navy with Yellow and burgundy pelvic fin

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Koi Betta is a type of marble betta. Their striking patterns are generated by the transposon (jumping gene), that makes Koi Bettas have endless variety and changeability.

This is a low-profile delta tail Koi Betta. There are some navy blue patterns cover its snow-white body, this feature makes it look like the Shiro Bekko, one kind of Koi. The only bright color converges in its pelvic fin, this only yellow and burgundy let this betta not be monotonous anymore.

Marble delta tail Koi Betta burgundy turquoise champagne

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Koi Betta is a type of marble betta. Their striking patterns are generated by the transposon (jumping gene), that makes Koi Bettas have endless variety and changeability.

This is a low-profile delta tail Koi Betta. Not like the bright-colored Koi Betta, it is mixed with deeper color: burgundy, turquoise, and champagne. The pastel divides it into two parts, just like a fancy belt. Its head is burgundy with white marble pattern, meanwhile the turquoise cover its trailer and extend to the delta tail. The champagne flows in the water with the swing of the dorsal and pelvic fins.

Tips for caring Betta fish

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Betta imbellis,
photo by Kobayashi Michinobu

How to choose a well-growth Betta fish?

In your local tropical fish store, you will find different kinds of colorful male Betta fish. How to pick the healthy and well-growth one? There is a simple trick. Move the Betta fish bottles to be close to each other, the Bettas will do something to try to scare others. It is better that pick the ones who expand all fins.

What kinds of baits to feed Betta fish?

Bettas like live baits and frozen bloodworms. They also can adapt a few flake baits.

What Kind of Water for Betta Fish?

Weak acid (pH between 6.5 to 7) and soft water will meet Bettas’ need. Bettas have strong adaptability to water quality, but don’t change the water quality suddenly. Although Bettas are not very sensitive to deterioration of water quality, it still is important to keep the water in good condition. They don’t like too strong water flow, so, using air pump to drive a sponge filter is a better choice.

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