Is it better to have one or two betta fish?

Betta fish are naturally territorial and should not be housed with any other betta fish because they will fight and injure each other, often resulting in death. They are unlikely to get lonely in their tank; however, if they are in a small tank, they may get bored.

How do you have multiple betta fish in one tank?

Is it better to have one or two betta fish? – Related Questions

Can I put 2 male bettas together?

Only one male can be kept in an aquarium, as males will fight with one another (hence their common name, Siamese fighting fish). In the wild, one would retreat. But that isn’t possible in an aquarium; fighting continues, to the death of one or both.

How many years does a betta fish live?

2 – 5 years
Siamese fighting fish / Lifespan (In captivity)

What happens when 2 betta fish together?

It is widely acknowledged that betta fish are aggressive animals, but this is more in reference to the males than females. Yes, males can be very aggressive and territorial, often bullying and killing other fish. So, males cannot be housed together.

Can I put 2 bettas in a 5 gallon tank?

Experts recommend that you keep 1 betta fish in a 5-gallon tank. Keeping more than this will overcrowd your tank and stress your fish, and may even shorten their lifespan.

Can 2 bettas be in the same tank with a divider?

If you want more than one betta fish in a single tank, a divided betta tank is a great option for males and females. While there are pros and cons, this option for a caretaker is much easier than maintaining several five gallon tanks, which is the recommended size for a single betta fish.

How many eggs do bettas lay?

100 – 500
Siamese fighting fish / Clutch size

Do betta fish have babies?

Male betta fish will place the eggs into a bubble nest, which he will create. The baby betta fish will hatch in about three days. As they hatch, male betta fish will watch and remain under the bubble nest, catching any eggs that fall out. Once hatched, the babies are called “fry” and are very tiny.

What fish can bettas live with?

Here’s our top 5 list of favorite tank mates for you and your betta fish to enjoy.
  • Kuhli Loaches. These eel-like oddball fish grow to about 3.5 inches long and are great scavengers for picking up any excess food your betta drops.
  • Ember Tetras.
  • Malaysian Trumpet Snails.
  • Harlequin Rasboras.
  • Cory Catfish.

What fish can betta not live with?

Some animals you should avoid keeping with your betta are:
  • Other male bettas.
  • Tiger barbs.
  • Cichlids.
  • Goldfish.
  • Gouramis.
  • Puffers.
  • Red tail sharks.
  • Angelfish.

What do you feed a betta?

Frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms make for especially welcome and tasty betta food treats. You can feed your betta fish live food as well, as a way to stimulate them. You can also feed your betta fish flakes for food. Fish flakes are an inexpensive and easy to store food option.

How often should bettas be fed?

It is recommended to feed your betta fish two to four pellets, once or twice per day. Pellets expand when placed in water and are very filling for your betta fish. Freeze-dried or fresh food can be substituted for their pellet feeding 1 to 2 days per week.

How often should you change betta fish water?

But the short version is that small water changes of 10-20% once every 7-10 days are best for your betta’s health. This is also assuming you are running a filter. You can also do water changes of 20-30% once every 2-3 weeks, but smaller water changes are better for stable water conditions!

How old are betta fish at Petsmart?

Because a Betta purchased at a pet shop is often one year old already. Males, in particular, are allowed to fully mature, so their fins and colors are well developed. Females may be sold at a bit younger age, but they will generally be at least six months old when offered for sale.