24MAY 2017
Siamese fighting fish care sheet

Siamese fighting fish care sheet

These fish belong to the Anabantid family and share the common trait that they can breath oxygen out of the air. They do this through a special organ called the Labyrinth Organ which is a modified gill which sits in a cavity above the gills. The fish is able to gulp air from the water surface which passes into the labyrinth organ where oxygen is taken out – by using this they are…

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22MAY 2017
Betta fish names Arizona

Betta fish names Arizona

By Kali Wyrosdic You’ve carefully weighed your options and decided on a betta fish as your new pet – great choice! As far as fish go, bettas are one of the more intelligent species; they’ve been shown to recognize their owner and can even be taught to do tricks like pushing a ball through a ring with their noses. They’re also quite beautiful to look at with with their big, fluttering…

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20MAY 2017
Male Betta splendens

Male Betta splendens

While the social interactions of Betta splendens have been studied in the contexts of dominance hierarchies, mate choice and communication networks, the social partner preferences of Betta have been largely overlooked. In this study, we presented male and female Betta with a single male, a single female, and a group of three females in dichotomous choice tests in order to better…

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18MAY 2017
Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens

Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens

You must be logged in to use this functionality Mature male Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) were presented with a conspecific male confined in a clear plastic tube for either 15 minutes per day for 20 days (group E 15) or 60 minutes per day for 5 days (group E 60). A third group was presented with this aggression eliciting conspecific male stimulus for 15 minutes on days…

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16MAY 2017
Siamese fighting fish names

Siamese fighting fish names

Like most kids, you ve probably had a goldfish as a pet before. And, like most kids, you ve probably also complained about the fact that it doesn t do anything! Well, you can t blame a goldfish for not playing fetch or staying on a leash while you re taking your evening walk (they re pretty fussy that way!). After all, their job is just to look pretty in a fishbowl, and quickly…

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14MAY 2017
Where do wild Betta fish live?

Where do wild Betta fish live?

The betta comes in a variety of brilliant patterns, colors and fin shapes. The betta splendens - those colorful little living jewels found in teeny, tiny cups in pet stores - are not, as the pet store chains would have you believe, found in mud puddles or watery footprints of oxen. They actually live in a large, biodiverse ecosystem in parts of Asia. Where in the World Do Bettas…

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12MAY 2017
Why do Betta fish make bubbles?

Why do Betta fish make bubbles?

There is a weird film across the top of my betta tanks. I have 2 tanks, one is a 2.5 gallon with one male betta. The other is a 10 gallon which i divided into 3 sections, with only the middle section having a male betta at this time. Both have a filter and a heater. I set up my 10 gallon 2 whole days before bringing home a new fish to add. With in 30 mins of him being in the water…

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