Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Sep 17, 2016
Betta, also known as Siamese fighting fish, is a very attractive fish readily available in a wide variety of colors and fin shapes. A few things you should know, never house two males together, never place them near air conditioners, direct sunlight or drafty areas, and be careful not to overfeed them. It's starting to sound a little like your taking care of a gremlin,isn't it? In all seriousness, they make great pets.
Things you will need: 5 gallon fish bowl, Filter, Betta pellets and treats (such as freeze dried brine shrimp) , Betta water (Tap water must be treated), small heaters( they make some just for them), thermostat, and a book on Betta care. This is just the basics. It's important to make water conditions VERY gradually. The average life span is 3-5 years. You can always spruce up you betta habitat, the accessories are endless, I don't recommend a mirror. It seems to stress them out. A fish can be very entertaining and relaxing, so before you think of a fish as being boring. check them out!