FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Betta Fish.

Average Betta Fish Life Span

How Long Do Betta Fish Live? Average Lifespans

  The average betta fish lifespan for male and females is 2-4 years in captivity. How long a betta fish will live depends on a variety of factors though. The two most important elements are how old a be...
Why do betta fish fight?

Why Do Betta Fish Fight?

Whether you’ve owned betta fish your entire life or just recently started keeping them, at some point you’ll wonder or be asked the question: Why do betta fish fight? There are a bunch of reasons why these p...
Betta Fish Water

What Kind of Water for Betta Fish?

The type of water you put in your betta fish’s tank can have a major impact on their health. Water might look the same, whether it comes from your faucet or from a bottle you buy at the store. But, just like th...

Do Betta Fish Poop?

Yes, betta fish do poop, everyone poops! You may not witness your betta pooping but you will see it accumulating at the bottom of your tank. A lot of time it’s mistaken for uneaten betta pellets because betta f...
Do Betta Fish Need A Filter?

Do Betta Fish Need A Filter?

Whether betta fish need a filter or not depends on several factors including tank size, the level of care, tank mates, and more. It’s not a simple yes or no answer because they can survive and even thrive in bo...
Do betta fish grow?

Do Betta Fish Grow? How Big?

Yes, the betta fish or Siamese fighting fish is a freshwater tropical fish that does grow as it becomes older. Betta fish are considered fully developed once they reach approximately 7 months old but can grow l...
Do Betta Fish Have Teeth?

Do Betta Fish Have Teeth?

Yes, betta fish do have teeth just like you and me, and for some of the same reasons too. If you look very closely during feedings or when they gulp air at the water's surface you may be able to see their tiny ...

Do Betta Fish Sleep? [Answered]

The question of do betta fish sleep or not usually pops up when a hobbyist finds them lying motionless and thinks they’re dead, or when their fish never sits still. The reason you may not see your betta fish sl...