Siamese Fighting Fish Fact Sheet

There are a few animal groups in the variety Betta, however the best known and most awesome is the Siamese Fighting Fish; Betta splendens; the unbelievable Betta. This fish originates from Thailand and the old name of Thailand was Siam. Different names for this fish are: Japanese Fighting Fish, Samarai Fighting Fish, Chinese Fighting Fish and Mexican battling Fish. The Cambodian Fighting Fish is a shading assortment of this fish. On the off chance that you set up two guys together they will typically battle in the wake of experiencing a showcase.

The showcase is by all accounts some portion of the fish’s strategy for perceiving the sex of the other fish. In a constrained space like a little aquarium a battle would for the most part end with one fish dead. In Thailand fish battles are organized with wagering on the result. This is a customary game which is currently unlawful in Thailand, in spite of the fact that this does not imply that it never happens.

Females can be assembled with one another and one male in a sensible measured aquarium. Ordinarily there is no genuine inconvenience between them in spite of the fact that a tank some concealing spots is a smart thought.

The guys are normally significantly more terrific than the females, having longer blades and progressively serious shading.


Battling fish are a tropical fish; 24 degrees C is an appropriate temperature. They can take no less than 10 degrees higher than this, yet won’t be agreeable any lower than around 18 degrees C. In an atmosphere like that of South Australia they need warming in the winter. The standard method for warming the tank is with an aquarium radiator. A 50w warmer is reasonable for a little Aquarium. On the off chance that you have a room that never gets chilly, at that point the Fighting Fish can be kept there without an aquarium radiator. A room that is possibly warmed by the sun will get cold when the sun isn’t sparkling. This isn’t reasonable.

Some exceptionally little tanks are sold for battling fish. These are appropriate for spots with a warm atmosphere. In mild zones they are not appropriate for battling fish in winter except if they can be kept in a spot which does not get cold. A significant number of these tanks are too little to even think about putting a typical aquarium warmer in.


Battling fish are anabantids. They and their relatives can inhale air just as water. This implies they can live in a lot littler aquariums than generally fish. In the wild they in some cases live and even breed in exceptionally little waterways including the water filled foot prints of a water bison. They are regularly additionally found in rice fields. They should most likely get to the surface or they can suffocate. Despite the fact that they can be kept in little holders this isn’t a perfect way. Like other fish they are influenced by water quality. A little tank is more diligently to keep clean than a bigger one, and normally you can’t put a channel in.


The Fighting fish is once in a while depicted as a flesh eater. As I would see it, it is an omnivore with an inclination for creature based sustenance. In an aquarium, I prescribe that a decent quality Betta nourishment be utilized as the essential eating regimen, and this ought to be shifted with the expansion of the periodic encouraging of live sustenance like mosquito hatchlings of daphnia. solidified nourishment like blood worms are likewise great.



Water is frequently utilized. A few people use it effectively, yet not all water is alright for fish. Downpour, as it tumbles from the sky in Rural territories is commonly great water. When it comes into contact with the rooftop and canals and after that stays in the water tank with any leaves and so forth which have washed in, it grabs contaminants. A portion of these are innocuous, yet others can execute fish. On the off chance that water is the main sort of water accessible, at that point you should utilize it. Aside from the conspicuous things like keeping your drains clear and abstaining from showering close to the house or if the breeze is towards the house you can include a water conditioner. This will include the salts that water does not have. It will likewise kill a few (however not all) of the conceivable contaminants.

Mains Water

In the event that you are in a zone with Chlorinated water, a water conditioner will dispose of the Chlorine. In areras which use Chloramine, ther conditioner will even now work, however should be utilized at up to multiple times the ordinary rate.

On the off chance that the Ph of the water is changed in accordance with be under 7.2 the smelling salts from the Chloramine ought not be risky.

There are likewise some water conditioners which expel smelling salts just as Chlorine. I suggest the utilization of one of these.

Sifted Tapwater

Some residential water channels which have carbon cartridges will evacuate the vast majority of the Chlorine and Chloramine. The channel cartridge should be in great condition. On the off chance that you have a channel it is a smart thought to utilize this water for your fish. In any case, in light of the fact that the channel may not evacuate all the Chlorine or Chloramine from the water, it is as yet a smart thought to utilize a conditioner to be erring on the side of caution.

Spring Water

Numerous sorts of spring water are appropriate for battling fish with no conditioner or change. On the off chance that it is excessively a long way from nonpartisan you should modify it.


Ph is a proportion of causticity or alkalinity. A ph of 7 is nonpartisan. Beneath 7 is corrosive or more 7 is basic. The perfect Ph for contenders is about 7.1, however they can take moderate varieties from this. The Ph of water can change, so it is a smart thought to check it consistently.

Sustenances and nourishing

Like most fish, battling fish are omnivores, in the wild they will eat any creature or vegetable nourishment they can discover. They incline toward creature nourishments, for example, mosquito hatchlings (wrigglers) daphnia, and so forth. In an aquarium they will eat every single typical sort of aquarium nourishments, however appear to improve on a sustenance intended for them. Similarly as with practically any creature an assortment of nourishment is invited by battling fish. Try not to overload!

Aquariums and Companions

One battling fish with no other fish can be kept in a very little tank, gave that it tends to be kept warm. Battling fish are generally not a forceful fish and can be kept in an aquarium with other quiet fish of a comparative size or littler.

These are a couple of the numerous sorts of fish appropriate as associates for battling fish in a sensible measured aquarium.

Like about all fish, battling fish will eat another fish if the fish is little enough to fit in its mouth. By and large a battling fish can be kept with fish as little as neon tetras without inconvenience. In any case, the infrequent battling fish may figure out how to get neons. I would recommend that in a restricted space battling fish ought to be by themselve. I am aware of no less than two instances of a battling fish which has been placed in a pack with neons and has figured out how to eat them. Having taken in, the fish is probably going to keep on eating neons in an aquarium. Fish have very great recollections.

Battling fish are moderate and have long blades. They are entirely defenseless against fish that pinch balances.

A portion of the fish that can be blade nippers and which I would not suggest as colleagues for battling fish are Tiger Barbs, Red Eye Tetras, Serpae Tetras, Some Galaxies and Rosy Barbs.

Another method for continuing battling fish is to utilize one of the Betta holders. These go under a few names, yet are comparative and enable a few male warriors to be kept in one aquarium.

Another, comparable, method for keeping contenders is to utilize a reproducing tank which skims in an aquarium. Ordinarily these are use for reproducing fish, for example, Guppies, however they can likewise be utilized for keeping (yet not rearing) Fighting Fish.

There are a few different choices for continuing battling fish. There are Duo and a Trio Fighting Fish tank, just as numerous sorts of custom ones. The better ones are sufficiently huge to put a little warmer into one of the compartments. There is regularly enough conduction of warmth between compartments to keep them all sufficiently warm.

Transporting battling fish

Regularly warriors are transported in a plastic pack. It is significant that there be some air (or Oxygen) over the water taken care of. The sack ought not be permitted to get cold or hot in transport. It is better that on the off chance that you are transporting a male contender that no other fish is in with it.

Life expectancy

Siamese Fighting Fish are not enduring. Their ordinary life expectancy is around two years. The Male contenders ordinarily on special in shops are commonly around nine months old, so on the off chance that you have had a male warrior for a year, it is as of now old and could bite the dust of seniority.

Female contenders are typically around five months old when sold.

Reproducing Fighting Fish

The Siamese contender isn’t one of the simplest fish to breed. It is viewed as a medium trouble fish. Full directions on reproducing this fish would occupy substantially more room than this reality sheet, yet since I am often gotten some information about rearing this fish, I will endeavor to give a concise portrayal of rearing. Before the fish can breed they should be in great condition; both the male and the female should be all around encouraged for at some point previously. An expansion in temperature will once in a while initiate the male to fabricate his home.

After the male has fabricated his home, you can endeavor to put a female in with him. Watch them! It isn’t strange for one of them to assault and endeavor to murder the other. It isn’t generally the male that attempts to execute the female.

The battling fish is a home reproducer. The male forms a home of rises on the outside of the water.

At that point he tempts a female to run under the home with him. They wrap their bodies round one another, and the female discharges her eggs while the male discharges his sperm to treat them.

After that the female sinks down in a kind of daze while the male rapidly grabs the eggs in his mouth and place them in the home. In the event that he has not completed before the female recuperates, she begins eating the eggs. This procedure will be rehashed until the female has no eggs left. The male at that point pursues her away. She ought to be evacuated.

On the off chance that there is another female accessible, at times, a male will at that point incite her to go under the home too and he will raise a bundle of sear from the eggs of the two females, yet you are expanding the risk of issues by having at least two females in while reproducing.


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