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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 …

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Betta Fish Dropsy- What it is and How to Treat it

Betta fish are tough little creatures. Lone wolves of the aquarium fish world. They can survive small spaces, constant competition for resources, and short bursts of flight by hopping from puddle to puddle. However, as fierce and as beautiful as Betta fish can be, they are just as vulnerable to things like infection, and disease.  Especially if these bettas are …

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Will Female Betta Fish Fight?

Most people know that putting two male betta fish together will result in a nasty fight. But will the same thing result with two females? Female betta fish tend to be less aggressive and can live together longer as fry than males. Even though they are less aggressive, betta fish were bred for fighting, both males and females. The answer …

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Can betta fish live with snails? 

When it comes to choosing tank mates for bettas, many people are apprehensive due to the hostile nature of bettas. Some worry they will never be able to find a tank mate that will work with their aggressive betta. Not to fear! There will always be at least one tank mate that will work with bettas, no matter how aggressive your betta may be.   …