FAQ

Can bettas understand humans?

Can bettas understand humans?

Do Betta Fish Recognize Their Owners? Surprisingly, science has found that fish are capable of recognizing their owner’s face, even if the owner is standing by the tank with other people. It’s normal for betta fish to swim to the front of the tank when an owner comes up to it.

Do betta fish like when you talk to them?

Name your betta and talk to it. Bettas are sensitive to the vibrations in water caused by sounds such as human voices, which some take as meaning your fish can learn to recognize your voice and its name.

Do bettas prefer light or dark?

Bettas like light so that they know when to wake up and prefer a darker environment to sleep. You may have an aquarium light on your tank and if so, it is probably best for you to turn this on when you wake up in the morning and turn it off just before bedtime.

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How many pellets should I Feed my Betta?

If you are feeding your fish bloodworms , three bloodworms per feed is adequate. The same goes for pellets. Three soaked pellets per feed is often enough for a Betta fish. Your Betta fish should be fed this serving twice daily equalling approximately 5-6 bloodworms/5-6 pellets a day.

What are signs of a sick betta fish?

Below are some signs that you should watch for that may suggest a sick Betta fish: A fish that stays at the surface of the water in the corner of its tank. A fish that lies at the bottom of the tank and only comes to the surface to breathe. A fish that does not eat, does not show an “excited” reaction to being fed or a fish that spits out its food.

How do you tell if a betta fish is male or female?

There are two foolproof ways to tell if your betta fish is a male or a female: The first is to look for a little white spot that sticks out a little from just under her belly. This is the egg spot, know as an ovipositor, from which the female releases her eggs.

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Are female bettas aggressive?

Even females can be aggressive. It just depends on the individual fish, but most bettas are quite aggressive. The only time females can be kept together is in a sorority tank, which must be significantly larger than 10 gallons and have a larger group of female bettas so their aggression is spread out.