Betta and Siamese Fighting Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

Why is your Siamese fighting fish always at a standstill and doesn't swim around much?

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2009-08-28 10:38:43

Bettas are often lethargic when they are sick, cold or bored. If

kept in small cups or vases without filtration, adequate swimming

room or heating, all three will usually apply. Bettas are tropical

fish that require a minimum of one gallon, with a preferred tank

size of 3-5 gallons. They MUST have heaters, and tanks of 1-3

gallons are not options in climates where the water temperature

will fall below 20C. Ever. If the tank does not have a filter, you

should use an ammonia ionizer like ammo-lock to reduce the effects

of ammonia toxicity, and change the water three times a week at a


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