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Submitted by on 18 September 2011 – 23:30

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A CROWNTAIL BETTA FISH? this is a basic question that been asked by hobbyst about how to take care a betta fish. Like another betta fish family that is not difficult to take care of a crowntail betta fish. Just follow the steps given below and this colorful fish will be an added attraction to any home.

  • The jar which is going to be used to keep the betta fish should have a lot of room for the fish to move in. The fishes are very active in nature and they need huge space to dwell. It is recommended that the jar or the aquarium should not be small, otherwise the fish will keep bumping and tearing off its scales and fins.
  • Never place more than one male betta fish in a single fish tank, they aren’t called fighting fish for nothing. They actually fight with each other and they fight till one of the fish dies. An adult fish can be placed with catfish and algae eaters as they form a healthy team.

  • Betta fish will survive in the cleanest water that you can provide it. These fishes don’t require a filtration system, but it is necessary should change its tank water every three days, so the fish can stay healthy and clean.
  • Using a turkey baster to clean the waste particles from the water is the best way to clean the fish tank. Allowing the waste materials to settle down at the bottom of the jar, will make the water dirty and the water will emit a foul odor.
  • The tank’s PH level should be exactly 7.0. Get the PH level of the water checked with the help of a PH testing kit, which is available in the local pet store. Fish owners can also buy solutions that help increase or decrease the level of PH in the water.
  • Always keep your aquarium or jar covered. This fighting fish is very aggressive in nature and likes to jump around. It is quite possible that it could land up outside the jar.
  • Never wash aquarium things such as plants, rocks or some gravel stones with soap. It becomes difficult to rinse soap from these things, as a result of which the soap content can kill your crowntail betta fish. For cleaning all these objects use warm water and an abrasive brush.
  • Feed them live food such as frozen blood worms and brine shrimp. Betta pellets are also their favorite food, betta pellets can be purchased at the local pet store.
  • Never decorate the jar or an aquarium with small rocks, the betta fish could get stuck in them. Care for the betta fish by providing them a smooth flat surface, so these is no risk to their life.
  • Lastly, treat the pet fish as a living thing. Feed it from time to time, if something is wrong take it to the vet and clean its home regularly.

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