The Betta Splendens is one wonderful freshwater fish. They come in all different shapes, sizes, kinds, and colors. One of the Bettas name is a Siamese fighting fish, because 1. They came from Siam, and 2. They fight. Betta Splendens, meaning splendid warrior, means the Betta is a fish with a bad attitude. The thing is, betta fish only get mad at other kinds of freshwater fish, including another betta male. (males are the most aggressive.) When a male Betta fish see's another male betta fish, (sometimes a female too.) He will immediately stretch out his fins as much as possible and open his gills wide too, looking as twice as big as he did before. They can do this some kinds of freshwater fish.
Heres some freshwater fish that they don't get along with: Angel fish, Barbs, other Bettas, Cichlids, Discus, Eels, Goldfish, Gouramis, Kois, Oscars, Sharks, and Shirmp/Crabs.
Heres some freshwater fish that they do get alog with: Cory Cats, Danios/Minnows, Guppies, Mollies, Platies, Pletcostomus, Rainbow fish, Rasbora, Swordtails, and Tetras.
This reaction is called Flaring or Displaying. He will continue doing this, and if the other betta has the same bad attitude, they will start to attack each other, So this states, NEVER PUT A MALE OR FEMALE BETTA FISH WITH ANY OF THE FISH THAT THEY DO NOT GO ALONG WITH (Listed above)!
Each Betta has each of their own unique personalities. They are friendly and curious. They can also be fast learners. Sometimes Bettas have moods! They can go through depression, just like us. Sometimes a betta will "sulk" and starve himself to death :(. Betta fish also have their own tastes. Some may like a brand of pellets, and some will spit it out and want you to by them fancy food :D. Spoiled!
Maybe, you will become a betta addict like me :D Trust me, its not that bad
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