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Add to basket Add to wishlist Description The Betta Fish or Siamese Fighting Fish hails from the Mekong basin and has featured in fish tanks and bowls for centuries despite its reputation for aggression. Today there is a wide range of colours and tail and fin shapes to delight the aquarist, and these fish are also bred very successfully in captivity, including by hobbyists. This book will introduce you to these fish by looking at the different types, discussing their appearance and biology, typical Betta Fish behaviour, their feeding requirements, and what makes these elegant fish both fascinating and unique. It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you and, if it is, where to download one, how to select your Betta Fish, what you need to download before you bring it home, and how to take proper care of it. The hobbyist must know what these fish need with regards to their environment. All the necessary equipment and water and other parameters are examined as the quality of the water and the general environment has a crucial bearing on the health and happiness of Betta or Siamese fighting fish.
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All you need to start the wonderful hobby of caring for Bettas. It covers the basics we'll and also addresses more advanced topics such as breeding.
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These competitions can result in the death of either one or both fish depending on the seriousness of their injuries.
To avoid fights over territory, male Siamese fighting fish are best isolated from one another. Males will occasionally even respond aggressively to their own reflections in a mirror.
Though this is obviously safer than exposing the fish to another male, prolonged sight of their reflection may lead to stress in some individuals. Not all Siamese fighting fish respond negatively to other males, especially when the tank is large enough for each fish to create their own designated territory.
During these two weeks, the following behaviours were recorded: attacking, displays, and biting food. The results of this observational study indicated that when females are housed in small groups, they form a stable dominance order. For example, the fish who was ranked at the top showed higher levels of mutual displays, in comparison to the fish who were of lower ranks. The researchers also found that the duration of the displays differed depending on whether an attack occurred.
Courtship behaviour[ edit ] There has been numerous research in the area of courtship behaviour between male and female Siamese fighting fish. This research has focused on the aggressive behaviours of males during the courtship process. For example, one study found that when male fish are in the bubble nest phase, their aggression toward females is quite low.
This is due to the males attempting to attract potential mates to their nest, so eggs can successfully be laid. When females witness aggressive behaviour between a pair of males, the female is more likely to be attracted to the male who won.
During this experiment, a dummy female was placed in the tank. The researchers expected that males would conceal their courtship from intruders, however this surprisingly was not the case.
It was found that when another male fish was present, the male was more likely to engage in courtship behaviours with the dummy female fish. When no barriers were present, the males were more likely to engage in gill flaring at an intruder male fish.
Therefore, the researchers conclude that the male is attempting to court the female and communicate with the rival male present at the same time.
Metabolic costs of aggression[ edit ] Studies have found that Siamese fighting fish often begin with behaviours that require high cost, and gradually decrease their behaviours as the encounter proceeds. Similarly, researchers have found that when pairs of male Siamese fighting fish were kept together in the same tank for a three-day period, aggressive behaviour was most prevalent during the mornings of the first two days of their cohabitation.
However the researchers observed that the fighting between the two males decreased as the day progressed.
The male in the dominant position initially had metabolic advantage; although as the experiment progressed, both fish became equal in regards to metabolic advantages. However, the fish who won showed higher oxygen consumption during the evening subsequent to the fight. Therefore, the results of this study indicate that aggressive behaviour in the form of fighting has long-lasting effects on metabolism. Researchers have considered the effect that such chemicals can have on Siamese fighting fish.
This section will examine three studies, each of which indicates that chemicals can significantly affect the behaviours of Siamese fighting fish. In particular, these behaviour changes are most likely to occur in regards to aggression.