Betta Fish Originated in Siam where they were collected as warriors, therefore some people refer to them as Siamese Fighting Fish. “Betta” was the name for a warring tribe, and later became the Siamese Fighting Fish’s commonly used name. The first betas were not as colorful as the pet store betas now. Bettas nowadays have undergone a special breeding which has had an effect on their color.
How To Tell If My Betta Is Sick
If your Betta is not eating, that is a sign that it may be sick. Also check for:
- Rotting Fins
- White or Red Spots
- Swollen Gills
- Raised Scales
- Open Sores
- Bloated Stomach
How Much Do I Feed My Betta
A common mistake is feeding a Betta. Look at a Betta’s eyes. That is about the size of their stomaches. Adult Bettas should be fed once a day. Betta fry, however, should be fed twice a day. Make sure to remove all excess foos from the tank as soon as the Betta is finished eating to maintain the water quality.