Beta fish have become some of the most popular domestic fish in the world. Their long, flowing fins and beautiful color make them a lovely addition to any home or office. Unlike some other fish, the size of the tank does not directly coincide with a Beta's size. The more important element of Beta size is overall health and wellbeing. The healthier your fish, the larger he will grow. Before purchasing a Beta, there are some things you should know. Popular Beta misconceptions may start you off on the wrong path. Here are 5 things you can do to make sure your Beta fish grows as large and healthy as she can be.
Things You'll Need
- fish tank
Keep your Beta fish in a tank of at least 3 gallons. Pet stores recommend tanks of 1 1/2 gallons, but Betas are more content in 3.
Feed your fish frozen bloodworms. Betas are carnivores and particularly like bloodworms.
Maintain your tank's water temperature at about 80 degrees. Beta fish are tropical fish. Cool water lowers their immune system.
Keep the tank clean. Each week, replace the water to keep it healthy, clear, and fresh.
Care for only 1 Beta fish in the tank. Beta are territorial and often kill each other if they are in close proximity.