This attractive Betta Fish have exciting colors and graceful tails, and many consider the brightly shining Betta as the one of the few pretty freshwater fish for aquariums. The arrangements needed for the to prosper and live long, are simple, when compared to the others, which need sophisticated arrangements, like skimmers, filters, heaters and the like. The looks great in just a bowl. It is learned that Betta fish are found in a variety of colors, such as bluish, reddish, and greenish and the like. Besides, they are seen in a blend of these colors, which gives it an exclusive tinge.
The Bettas are local freshwater fish, hailing from Cambodia (previously called Kampuchea) and Thailand, (previously named Siam). Habitually, you find them in rivers, tiny ponds or drains. Betta, aka Siamese Fighter fish or just Betta Splendens, initially was observed in the streams, muddy ponds and rice paddy fields of Thailand. The inventive Betta Splendens had short fins and dim colors. The belong to the Gourami family are of an extensive species comprising of tiny, mostly colored, freshwater fish, with rayed fins. At large, the variety that is well known is the Beta Splendens and the Siamese Fighters,DESCRIPTION
All the varieties of are tiny fishes; however, their sizes range from below 2.5 cm (1 in.) in the B. Chanoides to 12.5 cm (5 in.) in the Akar Betta or B. Akarensis. The Scientific as well as the local name of the species of labyrinth fish is also Betta, It belongs to this species on account of its labyrinthine chamber over the gills, this helps it to breathe air. Data is classified into 12 species that live in swamps and several freshwaters of low lying lands of Southeast Asia. Betta Splenden and the aka Siamese fighter are the prominent ones in the Betta family it is possible for the Betta Splenden to grow with ease to 75 mm..
Types of Betta Fish
The Veil Tail Betta (VT)
The prominent breed of Betta is the Veil tail, the tails go up in the form of an arch and further floats downwards, just like a veil. It is this appearance that gave them the name ‘Veil Tail’. You get these veil tail fish from most of the fish stores.
THE CROWNTAIL Betta (CT)
The Crowntail fish has named so because of its spiky fins and tail. They are very peculiar and well known. Many of the fish stores have the Crowntails, however, not so frequently available as the veil tails.
The Halfmoon Betta (HM)
Half moons too are also well-liked. It’s their caudal tail spreading out in 180o, which resembles a half moon in shape, from which it derived its name.
The Delta Tail Betta (No Abbreviation)
A Delta tail is the apt name given for a solo tailed Betta that is a non-half moon. A straight tailed fish with caudal borders, similar to a half moon, but not widening out through 180ois a non-Half-moon
The Super Delta (SD)
The Super Delta is just the same as a Delta Tail; however a modified type, the way it spreads its tail, the only remarkable difference is that it spreads its caudal fin to an angle of 120 to 160 degrees
The Double Tail Betta (DT)
The double tail Betta is one which its name implies. It has a split caudal tail, divided into two lobes and not a single tail. The caudal peduncles are double.
These flare their tails approximately in a whole circle. When compared to the other tailed varieties, their bodies are shorter; this leads to Swim Bladder issues The dorsal fins of the double tail betas are broad and beautiful. They are mostly crossed with other strains.
The Spade Tail Betta
Spade tail Betta is rare, hardly found, perhaps extinct. Their caudal tail is like a spade, with a broad base, narrowing towards a point
The Round Tail or Fan Tail Betta
The Round Tail Betta have a solo tail, the edges of which are rounded. At times they are mistaken for the half-moons. The difference is that the round tail posses round edges, whereas the half moons have D shaped sharp edged sides
The Rose Tail Bettas (RT)