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The first thing I would look at is the temp of the water, this fish prefers warm water above 75 degrees at 80 degrees they should be very active, bettas also prefer a shallow tank or bowl not a deep container, this fish is not an active fish to begin with, if it is in with other fish it may simply be scared , they prefer to be alone, as far as being fat, cut down on your feeding.also rememberthis fish loves hiding at the top of the tank in the thick of live plants.

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Q: What is wrong with your Siamese fighting fish if it is fat and not active?
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Why are Siamese fighting fish fast?

It is an adaptation that they have developed to defeat other siamese fighting fish for mates and/or territory.

Is a Siamese fighting fish and a betta fish the same?

Yes. A Siamese Fighting Fish is one of many , many different types of bettas.

When do you that a Siamese fighting fish is going to die?

Siamese fighting fish can live up to 4 years if you care for them carefully.

Can Siamese fighting fish be mixed with goldfish?

They can't because , Siamese fighting fish are very territorial & will fight . Obviously they're named fighting fish for a reason (: . Your welcome ...

Is betta fish another name for Siamese fighting fish?

Yes, it is another name for a Siamese fighting fish. I like them as they are very easy to care for.

What kind of water for Siamese fighting fish?

deffo salt watercoz i have a tank full of siamese fighting fish and i keep them in saltwater

What has the author Myron Gordon written?

Myron Gordon has written: 'Siamese fighting fish' -- subject(s): Siamese fighting fish

Why do Siamese Fighting Fish fight?

Siamese Fighting Fish fight because most of the fish are territorial. If another fish/Siamese Fighting Fish comes in their territory, the Siamese Fighting Fish will strike and start fighting until one surrenders, is almost dead, or is dead. This also happens when Siamese Fighting Fish are mating. Sometimes the female/male is too old or too young and if they are put together, they will start fighting. When mating, the female has to hide in plants or behind rocks so that the male will not nip on her fins.yes because they smell

Can Siamese fighting fish live in seawater?

no. i tried that and they died. but you can feed your saltwater fish Siamese fighting fish. but this is not economic as they cost 4-5 dollars per fish.

Are betta fish and Siamese fighting fish the same thing?

Yes, the term Betta and Siamese fighting fish are both names for Betta splendens, the same species of fish.

How do you spell betta fish?

Exactly as you spelled it in your question; a Betta fish is also known as a Siamese Fighting is spelled "Betta", or its other name, "Siamese Fighting Fish." I know alot about Betta's. :D

What kind of light do Siamese fighting fish like?

Answer Siamese Fighting Fish I have 2 fighting fish myself. I believe that Siamese fighting fish prefer a dim light to being in bright light for example, or direct sunlight. Although they do prefer warm water, the lighting I think is preferred dark.

What type of fish is a Betta fish?

They are called siamese fighting fish

Is Betta fish same as fighting fish?

Yes. The Betta splendens (scientific name) known also by its common names Siamese Fighting-Fish and the Siamese Fighter.

A another name for betta fish?

Siamese fighting fish!

What is the Siamese fighting fish common name?

beta fish

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Are Siamese fighting fish dangerous to humans?

No they are not.

Do Siamese fighting fish have poison?

No, they are not venomous.

What is the family for Siamese fighting fish?

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Do Siamese fighting fish fight snails?


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Can Siamese fighting fish survive with goldfish in an aquarium?

NO. Goldfish are coldwater fish and the fighting fish are tropical.

Is fighting fish illegal?

Do you mean fish fighting like dog fighting or owing Siamese fighting fish? Both are legal.

What do ocean Siamese fighting fish eat?

The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) comes from fresh waters in the rice paddies of Burma, Malaysia and Indonesia. There is no such species as an "Ocean Chinese fighting fish"