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Betta Fish

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store

Appearance

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to Feed

5/5

Easy Environment Needs

5/5

Compatibility with other species

0/5

Compatibility with own species

0/5

Activity Level

3/5

Visibility

5/5

Breeding

1/5

Interaction with owner

3/5

King of His Fish Tank

By

United States

Posted Apr 05, 2014

Brisk, my male Betta fish, resides alone in a ten gallon tank within my home office, happily swimming around reflecting an orangish glow from his tank’s back light, and all the while wondering how to get out and attack his sworn enemy, Alan, the fish next door. (I have two, but the other is all the way in the living room, so they never fight). I bought them with the intent to breed, but never felt like I knew enough to introduce a partner to such an aggressive fish, though I am researching into what type of friendly tank mates might work well with him. The best part of my morning routine is watching Brisk cheerfully skim the top of his water, sucking up the food that I drop down. He’s not really playful, and I try not to agitate him, because I hear that even as much as tapping on the tank could send a Betta into a frenzy! I've had Brisk for about 3 years now, and the 5 year average is slowly creeping up, which means I’ll have to give him away soon, as I’m use to seeing him float around the thin plants in his tank, and not sure how I’d handle seeing him floating around at the top. Overall, Brisk has been a great pet - super easy to feed and clean, and never really caused a problem, even with his aggressive nature (although he’s been alone in his tank since I got him)

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