Monday, July 14, 2014

10 Steps of Betta Breeding Behaviour in 10 Minutes

"Betta splendens prespawning, courtship behavior to laying of eggs.
This is typical breeding behavior of Betta splendens over 24 hours."

This video has clear, steady, good close-up shots of a mating Betta pair, check it out. Great footage of pre-spawning to spawning stages
(but turn down the volume perhaps?).

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What You Should Know Before You Get a Betta Fish Pet

What You Should Know Before You Get a Betta Fish Pet

WHAT NOT TO DO when you decide to keep a Betta Pet is just as important as knowing WHAT TO DO.  The above video shows some aspects of care - water condition, tank shape and size, amount of water, etc. - to consider. While it may look pretty sticking a Betta in a vase or glass flower-pot, it is not conducive to Betta's health and is in fact sheer torture for these delicate creatures.Tackle their care from their point of view rather than regard your beta as a piece of decor for your office or home.

Some Points to Consider:
  • tank size - has to be large enough for betta to swim freely in it
  • avoid over-crowding with plants, artefacts, other fish, etc.
  • water condition - keep it clean and aerated
  • use the right plants to help keep the water clean
  • remove old food - don't over feed, etc. - don't poison the water
  • keep the tank at a constant temperature that is warm enough for Betta
  • position tank to get natural light but without being baked in the sun

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Betta Tail Types and Betta Patterns

Do you know the different tail types and patterns of Betta?
Here they are well explained and demonstrated.

Monday, April 14, 2014

White Platinum Halfmoon Betta Spawning Pair Taking Care of Their Eggs

The eggs have been laid and this devoted pair of Betta parents watch over their nest. They ensure all their eggs stay in the nest by picking up any fallen eggs and returning these to the nest.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teach Your Betta Cool Tricks: How to Jump For Food!

How to Train Your Betta to Jump for its Food!


  • Teach your betta to respond to food first before you try other tricks so you can use this learnt trigger to train your fish for other stunts.
  • Remember to reward your betta ie. feed it, after it has done what you wanted. But do not overfeed!
  • Do not over-train your betta as it will leave the fish stressed.
  • Remove the tools eg. hoop, pen, when you have finished training!
  • Divide the tank up for training if there are other distractions within the tank eg. other fish,
  • Or use a different training tank.
  • If you have patience and do not overtrain your betta, your fish will actually enjoy these interactive sessions and keep stimulated in an otherwise .... let's face it ... cage, ie. it will become more of a pet rather than just a showcase item.