Betta Fish Care
Betta fish, which also popular by the name Siamese fish. This fish is known for its fighting nature and is one amongst the renowned fishes around the world. Betta fish care is the term which is usually incorporated in relation with their caring. Betta fish do not require much attention to be paid and hence may be categorized as maintenance free fish and for this reason only, it invokes all those fish lovers who have a great desire to keep fishes at their home but are not willing to pay attention and look after them for owing their tight schedule.
There being one obvious consideration which should be followed while adding one fish to your family and this is- the introduction of your newly brought fish with all your family members should be accomplished so as the make fish not feel strange there and this will make you also familiar to that fish. In this way nice relation would grow and a kind of affection is also generated within you for that newly brought aquatic pet. Apart from this, there being many factors which must be strictly adopted in order to provide a kind of best care to your Betta fish.
Always it must be ensured that the container or the vessel in which you are keeping those fishes must be large enough and must be spacious so as to allow them to float or swim freely over the entire surface. If you set them free in a small sized vessel then their fins get bumped or busted. Also by keeping those in a big vessel will provide them with spaciously large surface area which facilitates them in accomplishing fine respiration because over bigger surface, contact area of atmospheric oxygen with the water of vessel gets enlarged and hence sufficient oxygen is available for their respiration process.
It should also be ensured that the water that we pour inside the vessel for Betta fishes is clean and free from impurity because impurity level adversely affects the development of Betta fishes on the other hand if we are pouring clean water into their vessel or container then this will help in their vigorous growth and development. Apart from this contaminated water induces bacterial growth in Betta fishes and also causes fungous infection. Hence water in their container must be shuffled and changed regularly after 3-4 days so as to keep it fresh, however clean water here is not referred to as the filtered water.
Care should be taken while bringing Betta fishes at your home that they should be only one in number and if their number increases from one then strictly they should not be allowed to swim within the same container because Betta fishes love to stay alone in an aquarium (container) and also they possess fighting nature hence if they are kept along with other Betta fishes then they tend to fight together and even causes death.
Also the pH level consideration of the water used in the container for Betta fish is also executed and it should be ensured that the pH level of that water should exactly be equal to 7 and should neither be minutely less or more than this value. However manually it is quite impossible to examine this value hence its determination kit should be bought along with a chemical solution to decrease or increase the pH level of water.
Betta fishes are likely to be struck by decorative stones or pieces of marbles inside the vessel or container which may reach harm to them hence care should be taken while setting them free inside the container that the stone surface used should be as flat as possible and should also possess slippery surface so as to avoid striking influence on the body of Betta fish.