Betta Fish Fighting and Tips to Breed Them

Siamese fighting fish are also known as betta fish are most commonly found in Southeast Asia. They’re a type of freshwater fish and are among one of the most popular aquarium fish in the world. Their bright orange, blue, purple, and black colors are extremely noticeable in the ocean and they’re relatively low maintenance. They were first bred in the 19th century in Siam which is now known as Thailand. These fish have been dubbed the “designer fish of the aquatic world.” If you’re thinking of breeding fighting fish, here are some useful tips to help you get started on your journey.

Educate Yourself as Much as You Can

An attempt to breed any animal is an attempt worth educating yourself on. It’s important to be aware of the species as well as their living environments to raise them in the best way possible.  First, ask yourself if betta fish are the kind of animals you’d like to breed and if you’re already a huge fan of them, ask yourself if you’d like to take the breeding process to the next level.

Research on Permanent Tanks

If you’re ready to start breeding, you’ll need to prepare the homes for the fishes. Set up two tanks for both of the beta fish and make sure they’re a breeding pair. Bettas are best when they’re young and you want to make sure that they’re not bred by the pet stores. Betta fish in pet stores tend to be severely inbred and have multiple health issues.

Ensure That the Conditions are Optimum

For the bettas to reach their highest potential, taking care of them in the beginning stages is crucial. Before they start to adapt to their environment, make sure they are no older than 14 months old. When you’re breeding them, make sure that you give them your undivided time and that your schedule is pretty loose in the beginning stages. Make sure you’re getting a male and a female betta fish and give them 2 months of intensive care during this period.

Arrange the Breeding Tank

The breeding tank should contain 5-10 gallons of water and be equipped with a divider. When you’re ready to breed them, make sure to give them live worms, bring shrimp or even roaches for their meals. When the beta fish are well fed and have been living separately for a week or two then it’s time to introduce them to the breeding tank (with the divider of course!)


Observe Their Behavior

This is the final stage of the beta fish journey, the observation period. Observe their movements to see if the male and female are interacting in unison. Aggressive initial displays are normal so make sure to keep the divider. Once they’re well-acquainted you can ease the divider out.