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I can tell you what NOT to keep with a male Betta--you can keep just about anything with a female one, including another female Betta.

Don't keep goldfish with tropicals, and Bettas are tropicals. Goldfish need much colder water than tropicals, and goldfish are extremely dirty fish.

Don't keep any fin-nippers with Bettas, for obvious reasons.

Don't keep them with fish that can eat them--piranhas, Oscars, and the like. You could probably keep one with a small Oscar, but piranhas take bites out of their prey so they're permanently out.

And don't keep any other anabantids with them. Bettas will fight with any anabantid, which means a tank that contains a Betta can't have any Gouramis in it.

Other than that, you can keep pretty much anything you like. And you can keep them in any size tank you like--my Betta is in a 55-gallon aquarium. He thinks he's in heaven.

Answermy son has a fish tank and he has a lot of different fish with his Siamese fighting fish. you don't want to put another male with it or any type of small, fancy fish, like guppies with it.

Hi, I wondered the same question aswell until I decided, like the previous answer, to go with guppies. Bettas are labyrinth fish, they have adapted a new organ to breath air, like gouramis. They need small, peaceful tropical tank mates that won't nip at their fins--- barbs are NOT a good choice. Any kind of guppy(male or female), neon tetras(jumbo), zebra danios, and gouramis. I currently have in my tank 1 betta(male), 1 zebra danio, 2 guppies, 1 glass fish(sold out of the same trop. tank as guppies, though he isn't eating currently, so I'm not positive on that one), and one snail(to eat the algae. Goldfish are another poor choice because they make too much ammonia in the tank for Betta's.

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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.

Will Siamese fighting fish fight with other fish?

Yes, but only fish that are the same size or smaller than them. * I have seen a Siamese Fighting Fish kill a Goldfish before. R.I.P. Goldie. *

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

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.

Why are your Siamese Fighting Fish Dying?

They might have fought each other.

Where did the name Siamese fighting fish come from?

The the very aggressive (toward other males of the same species) fish is found in the wild in Thailand, formerly known as Siam. Hence the name SIAMese Fighting Fish.

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

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 ...

Would a Siamese fighting fish kill a Goldfish in a fight?

yes it would not instantly but it would eventually, i had a Siamese fighting fish and didn't believe that they did actually fight i put them together and the fighting fish killed my other fish he had all white spots from where my fighting fish had bitten him don't try it.

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.

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.

What type of fish is a Betta fish?

They are called siamese fighting fish

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"

What has the author Myron Gordon written?

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

Can Siamese fighting fish survive with goldfish in an aquarium?

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

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.

A another name for betta fish?

Siamese fighting fish!

What is the Siamese fighting fish common name?

beta fish

Can you have other fish in the same tank with a Siamese fighting fish?

Yes, you can just not have 2 male bettas together.

Why is my Siamese fighting fish not eating?


Do Siamese fighting fish have poison?

No, they are not venomous.