28MAY 2017
What is a Half Moon Betta fish?

What is a Half Moon Betta fish?

The betta fish is known for its incredible beauty and its warrior-like personality, but there certain facts about this fish that make it a fascinating pet. Delve a little deeper into this fish s world and learn a few of its secrets. Fact One: Bettas Breathe Above and Below the Water Unlike most fish that only breathe by collecting oxygen from the water through their gills, the betta…

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26MAY 2017
Proper care of Betta fish

Proper care of Betta fish

Betta splendens is a small siamese freshwater fish, really common in aquariums for it’s colours, easy care and peculiar behaviour, sadly they don’t have a long life, usually they reach two years old. Betta is also known as a siamese fighting fish for it’s intra specific aggressiveness, for this reason it’s impossible to house two males together in the same tank, since they’ll end…

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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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