Betta fish tanks

Betta Fish Care: How to take care of betta fish

Many people think of betta fish as “easy” pets to care for – and it’s true that betta fish care is simpler than caring for, say, a dog or cat. However there are some things all betta owners need to know, and like all pets, betta fish deserve to be cared for properly in order to live long, healthy and happy lives.

In this guide to betta fish?care, we give you the essential info you need to get started as a betta fish?owner!

Can betta fish live in a bowl?

Can Betta Fish Live in a Bowl?

It’s not uncommon to see betta fish being kept in very small bottles or jars. This doesn’t make it the right thing to do. Many people assume that because bettas are adapted to living in shallow puddles in paddy fields in the wild, these are the conditions they should be kept in. This isn’t true; bettas enjoy having space to swim around.?

Bettas should never be kept in very small containers or bowls. Being kept in this kind of home can lead to them becoming stressed and ripping their own fins. Although bettas can be kept in bowls that hold more than a gallon, there are issues with doing this…

So, let’s take a more in-depth look at the question: can betta fish live in a bowl?

Do betta fish need a heater?

Do Betta Fish Need a Heater?

Many people assume that betta fish do not need a heater in order to survive. This is why betta fish are often popular with people who don’t have a lot of money to spend on a setup. However, more often than not, betta fish do need a heater.

Remember, bettas are tropical fish that thrive in temperatures of between 74 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Just because they may survive without a heater in their tank doesn’t mean they are happy or at their fittest.?

Do betta fish eat shrimp?

Do Betta Fish Eat Shrimp and Other Fish?

Given their alternative name of Siamese or Japanese “fighting fish”, bettas have a reputation for being aggressive.

Exactly how aggressive depends on the personality of the individual fish, but there is no doubt that bettas will sometimes fight other fish.

But do they eat other fish? And do they eat shrimp? Read on to find out…

Can Betta Fish Live With Other Fish?

We should start by saying that betta fish can live perfectly happily on their own. They are not shoaling fish and are happy with their own company.

It’s also important to say that some betta fish will need to be kept alone, as they may attack any other fish in their tank.

However, if you have a placid betta fish then you may want to add some friends to their tank. That’s fine, but it’s important that you choose the right tank mates.