IN PREVIOUS POSTS, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT “GUPPY” FISH. TODAY IN TERRAVIVA BLOG VWE ARE GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT ANOTHER OF THE SPECIES HIGHLY DEMANDED BY AQUARIUM FANSTHE BETTA FISH.
Betta fish are one of the most demanded species due to their easy maintenance and their striking colors.
Their life expectancy ranges from 2 years and their length is between about 6 and 10 cm.
These fish prefer water with a temperature between 24ºC and 30ºC and an aquarium filter is not necessary.
Betta fish are peculiar, because despite being omnivores, they prefer to feed as if they were carnivores. Their preferred diet is one that includes Zooplankton, mosquito larvae or insects (plant residents).
Even so, it is always easy to find special food for Betta fish, in the form of flakes. We recommend giving your fish two or three times a day, in small quantities. Also, giving them supplements in their food will make them look much better.
Your aquarium should depend on the number of specimens you want to have. If it is a single specimen, an aquarium of about 20 liters is enough.
When bringing together females in the same aquarium, they should be a minimum of 3 copies, because between them they establish hierarchies and you will need an aquarium of about 40 liters.
If you want to mix male and female you have to follow a proportion. Normally for each male, three females and taking care of possible fights between females.
To have a Betta community, you will need an aquarium of about 100 liters, with hiding places, since this species tends to be aggressive.
We recommend that in aquariums where you have them, there should be elements such as: soft / fine sand, plants and some rocks with hiding places.
It is advisable to make sure that it does not make strange movements, since if it does, it may present an injury due to the decorative elements.
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