Above: This picture shows a beautiful young male premium quality Fancy Plakat Betta Fish, swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us took this picture.
Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never see Premium Bettas like these in any of the live fish stores or the online stores that we visit. Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen. Click here to learn more about Premium Pet Fish.
Origin: Their ancestors originally lived in central Thailand, which is a country in Southeast Asia, but now Betta Fish are now found living in fish bowls and aquariums throughout most of the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums Male Betta Fish can grow to be about 3" long, including their tails.
Compatibility: Most Male Betta Fish live best alone in a large fish bowl. But they can be kept in aquariums with minimal water flow. Recommended tank mates include other small fish that usually do not nip fins such as Harlequin Rasboras, White Clouds, Danios, Gouramis, small Rainbowfish species, Guppies, Platys, and Corydoras Catfish. Click here to read more about compatible groups of pet fish.
Temperature: Betta Fish can live pretty well from about 70 to 85 degrees F., but they're probably most comfortable at about 75 to 80 degrees F. Click here to learn about aquarium temperature, aquarium thermometers, and aquarium heaters.
Feeding: Small Premium Pellet Food and Freeze Dried Blood Worms. Be very careful not to feed more than they will eat, or the uneaten food will quickly contaminate the water. It's best to gently drop one pellet onto the water's surface. Be sure the Betta Fish sees the pellet, swallows it, and does not burp it up. Then you might try another pellet. Three pellets at one feeding is about the max. Sometimes females will eat more, but it's always better to be careful and be sure not to feed more than they can eat. Probably best to feed them 2 or 3-pellets twice a day. They do not need much food, because they are lazy fish that do not expend much energy. Click here to learn more about and shop online for premium fish foods.
Decor: Male Betta Fish, living in a fish bowl, need a thin layer of small gravel. The gravel is sometimes called #2 aquarium gravel and is about the size of rice. Do not use sand or bigger gravel. The layer of gravel should be about 1/4" thick and serves as the fish bowl's filter, so it's very important Click here for more about aquarium gravel.
It's also important to have a piece of Lava Rock. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds.
Live Plants are beautiful and improve the water quality. The Java Fern is a very good plant for a fish bowl. Click here for more about Java Fern plants.
Life Span: Betta Fish can live for a few years with good water and good food.
Variations: There are many-many variations of color, pattern, and fin shape.
Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Betta Fish, including a picture gallery.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments. DrT - 09/16/2015
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world's best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible about caring for our fish and then shipping them carefully.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping and caring for pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.