Imagine owning a happy, healthy and active fish that lives 3 times the life span of the average pet betta. A fish that brings you enjoyment for many years to come. Betta's are commonly referred to as "Siamese fighting fish" and are highly prized not only for their brilliant colors, but for their long flowing and showy fins. They are a hardy, but like many other types of aquarium fish, betta's require ongoing personal attention, and looking after your warm water fish should be your top priority. To many owners Betta's are totally irresistible. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in over fifty types of colors. Whereas many types of fish require elaborate and costly filtration systems, tank skimmers, tank heaters, and other aquarium equipment.
Check out the varieties and learn more about how to successfully breed and look after your fish. When you are thinking of buying a fish you should check what the surrounding environment is like. Examine the jars the fish are kept in. See if the water is clean and clear in appearance, and with no traces of leftover food or too much excrement. Check and see that there are no bad odors coming from the jar. Sometimes bad odors come from dead fish. The very next thing to do is carefully and thoroughly inspect the fish. Check its body: It should be free and clear of any type of lumps or unusual shaped bumps.
Its scales should be flat in appearance. Look for fish with missing and loose scales letting you know of any trauma and illness it may have suffered. Look for white colored patches on its body which could indicate a serious fungus infection. See if its stomach is swollen. These systems could indicate that your Livida is not healthy and well.
Healthy fish are beautifully bright colored, and have no signs of discoloration. Whereas unhealthy Chini tend to take on a pale appearance displaying spots and shades of discoloration usually seen along their body or on their actual face. Examine the Falx eyes: A truly healthy fish will display very clear eyes. You should not buy any fish whose eyes appear either sunken or over bulging. They're usually very active and should float upright, unless they're sleeping. Slowly bring the fingers of your hand close to your Pulchra to make sure that it's alive and alert. Remember, a strong and healthy fish is active and alert and will instantly react in one way or another to your movement if detected, although your crowntail may not always respond by flaring its fins.
Choosing the right Tank is absolutely essential. Why? Because if you choose the wrong type it could easily make your pet fish suffer, not to mention you will be out of pocket. Decisions such as the right size of your tank, the right type of equipment for your tank, and things like the heater and water filtration system shouldn't be overlooked. It's a good idea to do your research before you decide to invest in these items. There are several good "reference books" available. Most can be found with a quick search on Google. You should read the chapters on the type of fish equipment you should buy, as well as, how to properly look after your tank or Persephone bowl. Enjoy a happy and healthy pet Tomi betta fish swimming in clear and clean water. Remember choosing the right bowl or aquarium tank that will give you hours of fun and pleasure from a happy and healthy pet tropical fish.