Monday, February 14, 2011

Betta Fish

This is just an introduction about Betta Fish:

Betta Splendens (latin name), or Betta Fish are popular pets. They are also known as Siamese Fighting Fish. The males are known for their bright colors and long, beautiful fins. The males will fight each other so they must be kept as solitary fish (they are called Siamese Fighting Fish for a reason). They like warm waters with plenty of places to hide like their home in rice paddies.

Bettas come in all sorts of colors and they can live for two to four years, and are usually about 2 to 3 inches long. If they live long enough they can even grow to be five inches long.

Here are some cute betta traits:

They will fight with their reflection, they make nests out of bubbles. and they like to rest on leaves close to the waters surface. They can also recognize people and don't like strangers.


  1. I didn't know fish could recognize people! That's really interesting. Can all fish recognize people, or just Betta Fish?
    Sarah :)

  2. Very interesting. Do they eat anything special?
    Where is their natural habitat?
    -Animal Gram