Do Betta Fish Have Teeth? Do They Bite?

Given that they are also known as “Siamese fighting fish” it makes sense that people often ask two questions about bettas. “Do betta fish have teeth?” and “Do betta fish bite?” Some people wonder if they are going to get injured when they put their hand into a tank containing bettas! The good news is […]

Do Betta Fish Change Color?

Over the lifetime of your betta fish you may notice a change in color. This isn’t necessarily anything to worry about. Female betta fish especially change color as they mature. Color changes can also be a good sign. It’s important to be able to recognise the difference between positive color changes and those that can […]

Do Betta Fish Have Eyelids?

Betta fish owners often notice that their fish never seem to close their eyelids, blink or fall asleep: they just constantly keep their eyes open! This leads us to wonder: do betta fish have eyelids at all?! You may be surprised to hear that the answer is no! Betta fish do not have eyelids. You’ll […]

Do Betta Fish Sleep?

A question that is often asked by hobbyist fish keepers is “do betta fish sleep?”. Betta fish are slower moving and more sedentary than many other types of fish, and often, seem to spend time at rest… but do betta fish sleep? Read on to find out.

Betta Fish Facts: 5 Facts About Betta Fish

The beautiful, vibrantly colored betta is one of the most distinctive and visually impressive freshwater aquarium fish, and one that many fish keepers and hobbyists aspire to own. As well as being visually appealing, bettas are interesting to keep, relatively easy to keep healthy, and providing that you do your research before buying, a perfectly […]

Betta Fish Diseases

Just as with all freshwater aquarium fish, bettas can potentially contract a variety of ailments and diseases that may affect their health. Knowing how to identify these diseases and what to do about them is important for any betta fish keeper. In this article, we will take a look at some of the more common […]

Betta Fish Fighting

The betta fish is often better known as the Siamese fighting fish, so it’s not surprising that many fish keepers worry about their betta fish fighting! However, while it’s true that males of the species are often aggressive with other males, the betta can be housed with other fish, as long as you approach things […]