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Do Betta Fish Grow?

Most fish sold in stores are juveniles and not full grown. For example, the 1-2” goldfish you often see will end up growing to a whopping 8-12”. One of the requirements for living organisms is the ability to grow, so bettas must grow at some point, but will they grow after you buy them? Small fish cost less than larger …

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Do Betta Fish Have Teeth?

Betta fish, like all fish, must eat. But not all fish have teeth like you and me. Some have bony plates in their mouths to crush food instead. When you look at your betta, have you ever actually seen its teeth? Bettas do, in fact, have teeth. They are very small and very sharp due to the carnivorous diet of …

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Do betta fish eat their babies?

Betta fish are wonderful and adorable pets, and the babies are even cuter. Unfortunately for them, they are also extremely small, making them easy targets. Luckily, they have parental protection, but can the parents turn on the children? Betta males in the wild make great parents, aggressively protecting their offspring for the first few weeks of their lives. However, there …

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Will Male and Female Betta Fish Fight?

With most species of commonly kept fish, the males and females of the species can live together. However, with most species of fish, they can also live in groups. When it comes to betta splendens, this is not the case, as they are highly aggressive to members of their own species. But are they aggressive to members of the opposite …