Taylor asked in PetsFish · 5 months ago

what type of betta fish?

i need to know what type of betta he is and if its safe to have another betta in the tank with him

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Betta fish are Betta fish - they come in different colors. NO you can't have another Betta fish with him - they will kill each other.

    Your Betta needs a MINIMUM of a 5 gallon tank with heather, filter and temps at 78-80 degrees.

  • 5 months ago

    why is this in a bowl? you are a cruel son of a ***** get your fish a 20 gallon

    • jalepeno4 months agoReport

      You could just say it nicely, they probably don't know any better

  • Anna E
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Just a common veil tail betta male. Two male bettas can NEVER be in a tank together because they will kill one another. A male and female betta cannot be kept together either. Once the bubble nest is made and eggs laid, the male takes care of the babies. From the photo it appears that the betta is in a bowl, which is really not the best thing for it to be in. A small tank is better. You CAN put a betta in a community tank with certain other mild mannered tropical fish.

  • 5 months ago

    They're commonly called Siamese fighting fish.

    If you put another fish in there with him they will fight until one's dead. Unless one is male and one is female. The males are very attractive looking and the females are very plain-looking.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Wow, just wow. I'm guessing here, but, Walmart ?

    Note: @akeath, it looks like a bowl

  • Akeath
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    That is a male Veiltail Betta. It is not safe to have any other Betta with him, ever. They would kill each other.

    While it depends somewhat on a Betta's personality, there are some options to keep with him.

    Nerite snails - these need a pH of 7.0, algae wafers every other day, and a small piece of unflavored cuttlebone as a calcium supplement. They need a tank of 5 gallons or larger.

    African Dwarf Frogs - these need at least 2 of their own kind, must be target fed frozen foods with a turkey baster such as brine shrimp and glass worms, and at least a 10 gallon tank for them and the Betta.

    Corydoras Catfish - for Dwarf varieties get at least a 15 gallon, for regular sizes get at least a 20 gallon tank. They need to be kept in groups (8 or more of their own kind for the Dwarf varieties, 4 or more for the regularly sized varieties), plus smooth sand substrate and sinking food for omnivores.

    Peaceful male Bettas may also tolerate less colorful, non-fin-nipping types of fish such as Black Neon Tetras, Panda Platies, Otocinclus Catfish, etc. in 20 gallon or larger aquariums. Black Neon Tetras need at least 6 of their own kind. Platies need alkaline water and at least 3 of their own kind, and all males if you don't want them to breed. Otos need excellent water quality, tanks set up for at least 6 months, 4 of their own kind, and sinking algae wafers.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    That is a betta fish also known as a 'Siamese fighting fish'. They are very anti-social and you cannot place them with other salt water fish at all. Also, you cannot put two of them together in the same tank because if they are the same gender they will fight to the death. If they are male and female, they will mate and then the male takes over carrying the eggs and kills the female if she's left in the tank with him. You should note that if you try to breed them, they lay over 100 eggs...that means in just days you'll have that many babies (called FRY) in the tank battling for food and space. So keep one as a pet by itself. Or get different, more sociable fish if you want an actual aquarium.

    Source(s): My son went through this experience so we've learned a lot about tropical fish since that time.
    • Ocimom
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Betta fish are NOT saltwater fish - they are fresh water tropical fish.

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