Betta Fish Care Guide

Live Animals

Betta Fish Care Guide

Betta Fish Facts & Tips

Varies
Size
Varies
2 - 3 years (But there are a few cases of bettas living well into their teens!)
Lifespan
2 - 3 years (But there are a few cases of bettas living well into their teens!)
6+ types The most common is the "veil tail."
Tail Shapes
6+ types The most common is the "veil tail."
Diet

Diet

  • Betta fish only require a small amount of food each day. Floating pellets or flakes formulated for Bettas and only offer what can be eaten off the surface. Remove any uneaten food.
  • The occasional treat such as bloodworms and daphnia can be used to replace a normal feeding which will help keep your Betta heathy. They also enjoy fruit flies.

Aquariums

Aquariums

  • Bettas are exceptionally hardy fish and can adapt to different size environments. We recommend fish tanks or aquariums that are 1 gallon or larger. Smaller bowls are available but not preferred.
  • When it comes to décor for your betta fish's environment, consider purchasing soft, artificial plants. Avoid any décor that has sharp edges or small holes that your fish can become trapped in.
  • Optional accessories include filter and live plants.

Décor & Accessories

Décor & Accessories

  • When choosing artificial plants, be sure to either select fabric or soft leaf plastic.
  • Avoid spiky stiff plants that can tear betta fins which can lead to infection.
  • Live plants are a great choice for betta habitats of any size.
  • Small gravel is best as it offers a rough surface area for bacteria to grow on.
  • Ask a Pet Expert at your local Pet Supermarket which plants will be best for your setup.

Behavior

Behavior

  • Bettas are known for being inquisitive and can even learn to respond to their human companions. You may find that your fish greets you as you walk towards their habitat or swims to the surface waiting for food.
  • A floating bubble nest is a sign of a happy male Betta.
  • Bettas have a labyrinth organ which allows them to take air from the surface and then helps process the extra oxygen into their bloodstream. Be sure that your new pet has access to open air and avoid housing them in completely sealed containers.

Betta Fish Essentials

  • Tank
  • Gravel
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Driftwood
  • Soft Net
  • Water Conditioner
  • Water Testing Kit

At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you need to help your new pet thrive - from habitats and feeders to toys and treats.

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