The Siamese Fighting fish is a complicated fish and should not be purchased on a whim. The name suggests that they are an aggressive species, but this is certainly not always the case.
Siamese fighters are hardy, full of character, and are peaceful to most other fish. They do not seem to enjoy open spaces, preferring densely planted areas of the tank. An ideal environment would be a small aquarium with a lot of plants and a few peaceful tank mates.
The Fighter that you receive may not be identical to the photo but it will be predominantly Red in colour.
Species – Siamese Fighting Fish - Betta Splendens
Current Size – 4.5cm - 5cm
Adult Length – 7cm
Temperature Range – 24 - 28°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0
Special Requirements - They are relatively easy to keep and are very hardy once settled, providing that they are not being bullied.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – If you stock 2 male fighters together then all hell will break loose and you will end up with one battered fighter and the other one will probably be dead. They can also be aggressive to other long finned tank mates. However, usually, if housed with standard community fish, they pose no threat at all. In fact, they can be prone to having their beautiful fins nipped and this is often more of a problem. They can also be prone to stress if they are perpetually being nipped.
Feeding – They are not fussy eaters, accepting flakes and pellets along with live and frozen food.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.