The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also known as betta fish at times, are beautiful freshwater fish, which are highly popular in aquarium trade. The species is specifically bred to fulfill the high demand that has stemmed from the fact that it is on every other aquarium enthusiast's wish list.
Ideal Betta Fish Tanks
If betta fish are popular in aquarium trade today, it is partly because of the fact that they look beautiful while they swim. The manner in which they swim, with their vibrantly colored fins, it reminds us of paint colors dissolving in water. Displaying these fish in tanks can surely be pleasing to the eyes.
Any glass object, such as large vases, bowls, deep casseroles, and aquariums, can be used to house the species. As these fish are so attractive to look at, you won't require many additions for your tank, other than a few plants and pebbles. You need to choose the tank size carefully as these fish love to swim around.
Betta fish are colorful and thus, addition of green plants and white pebbles to the tank can give it a perfect look. Many people think betta fish are isolated and aggressive, which is not true; they are quite social and love to swim around. You can include plants in the tank and watch the fish play with them; that―perhaps―is their favorite 'water' sport.
Additionally, corals add to the beauty of the tank as well. Corals are also uniquely shaped and hence, they can be great options to fill up large-sized tanks and aquariums. Many times, when you have corals, there is no requirement for pebbles and plants, but if you have enough space to accommodate all of them, well and good!
Other than gravel, colored pebbles, and lush green plants, you can also add different types of toys the fish tank. Several pet stores keep a wide variety of toys sale. These include hide-outs, plastic divers, bridges, rocks, ships, etc. Such creative additions won't just add to the beauty of the tanks, but will also keep the fish occupied.
With this, you sure would have made your choice! So, go ahead and get these colorful fish, and add some colors to your fish tank as well as your home.