Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Beta Fish Care - How To Care For Your Beta Fish

Beta Fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, are a splendid looking fish that are very popular among pet owners.

They are wonderful fish to have however without the right care your Beta fish wont thrive and can have some real problems.

Beta fish are popular for their bright colors, decorative fins and their active lifestyles. They are amazing fish but you need to keep in mind that Betta fish tend to be very delicate and without proper care they can be prone to diseases such as fin rot.

If you already own a Betta fish or are wanting to get one you will need to know how to care forit so that it lives a long happy life. You don't ever want your Betta fish to develop fin rot and takeaway those beautiful fins they are popular for.

Beta fish care isn't hard when you know how to care for them. Below are 3 tips to help you take the best care of your Beta fish.

1/ Tank size, For your Beta fish to remain healthy and happy it needs to be in a big enough fish tank.With those beautiful long fins they need space where their fins won't get caught and break. Also don't use rocks or other decorations that your fish may get its fins caught on.

2/ Clean Water, although you don't need to have a water pump system you do need to keep the water clean. This can be done by replacing 1/3 of the water every 2-3 days. Also it is best to clean the tank with a turkey baster. This will pick up all the small uneaten food or debris particles from the bottom of the tank.

3/ Don't use soap, when you clean any plants, rocks or decorations you may have in the tank do not use soap. This irritates your beta fish and can lead to problems.

For Betta fish to thrive and have a long happy life you need to know how to take good care of them. The 3 tips above will help you start caring for

your fish properly but theses are just a start. Beta fish are very particular and there is more you will need to know to ensure your fish has the best care.

Beta Fish Care