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Red Fancy Blue Tail Betta Male

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£19.99

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Common & Latin Name: Red Fancy Blue Tail Betta Male (Betta splendens.)

Care level: Easy
Max Size: 6.5cm
Temp: 24-30°C
PH: 6.0 - 7.5
Approximate purchase size: 4cm
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: Community with caution

This is for an assorted Red Fancy Blue Tail Betta Male. Photo is for illustration purposes only

The Beautiful Siamese Fighter or Betta is a brilliant pet for a smaller aquarium. They prefer to be alone and males should never be housed with others of their own kind, including females as they are highly territorial and will most likely fight. The aquarium should be upwards of 15L with adequate filtration and a heater. Betta should not be kept in vases or small bowls. Flow should be very low as these fish are not strong swimmers because of the size of their fins. The addition of plants is always welcome, but any wood, rocks and ornaments must be checked over for any jagged edges before being considered as betta can easily damage their fins on these objects.

Betta are labyrinth fish and can breather atmospheric air. This also means that they need to be able to access the surface of the water and a small gap should be left between the water line and the lid.

If tank mates are being considered, care should be taken when choosing. They should be smaller fish, but not small enough to be eaten by the betta. Blander coloured fish tend to be less noticeable to Betta. Avoid fin nippers.

Food can be offered in the form of betta pellets and fresh or frozen insect larvae.