How many Betta fish are there?
There are over 70 known wild betta species. When it comes to regular domesticated betta fish, there is an almost limitless variety of color and shape combinations! The Siamese fighting fish will always be one of the most popular aquarium fish out there. I just love all the different betta fish types, which makes it too tough to choose a favorite!
Are Betta fish aggressive?
Luckily, bettas are a type of labyrinth fish, which means they can breathe air from the surface of the water. Wild betta fish aren’t as aggressive as selectively bred fish, but they are still very territorial over the limited breeding space in their natural habitat.
What is the best betta fish?
There are many species of betta fish, but the one we know and love best is scientifically known as Betta splendens. These fish have been kept by people for over 150 years, but they weren’t always kept for their beautiful looks. In fact, these betta fish were kept to fight with each other for sport, and people would bet on the winner.
Are bettas Siamese fighting fish?
Bettas aren’t called Siamese fighting fish for nothing! These fish can be very aggressive, especially when more than one individual is kept in the same tank. It is best to keep just one betta in a tank, although keeping a snail with the fish is generally a safe bet.