Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Crown Tail Betta Siamese Fighting Fish
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Crown Tail Betta (Male)
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Crown Tail Betta (Male) (Betta splendens)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Assorted, Blue, Red
Diet Carnivore
Water Conditions 75-86° F, KH 0-25, pH 6.0-8.0
Max. Size 2½"
Origin Farm Raised - Thailand
Family Belontiidae
Minimum Tank Size 1/4 Gallon
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Overview

The Crown Tail Betta has a striking, elaborate tail that differentiates it from other Bettas. The Crown Tail has a teardrop shape to its tail while the Twin Tail is split, almost giving the suggestion of having two tails. The Crown Tail Betta is a type of "Siamese" Fighting Fish. These fish have been bred over the years to enhance the fins and remarkable variety of colors of the males, as well as making them increasingly combative. Therefore, only one male should be kept in a tank; however, smaller, shorter-finned females may be housed together with caution. In addition, a male and a female should only be housed together temporarily for breeding purposes. Females can be as colorful as the males, although, they rarely have the long finnage that is seen with the males.

An ideal environment for the Betta is a well-filtered aquarium that holds a steady temperature of between 75° and 86°F. Though the Betta is often sold in small bowls in stores, for best care, Betta splendens should be kept singly in aquariums of at least 1/4 gallon. It also prefers a variety of hiding places amongst the foliage of freshwater plants. Therefore, having an appropriately-sized aquarium with a filter and heater is essential for the proper care of these otherwise hardy and colorful freshwater aquarium fish.

The Betta can be bred in the home aquarium. For breeding purposes, males and females can be temporarily housed together. Once laid by the female, the eggs are placed inside a bubblenest and tended by the male Betta. Fry appear in about 24 hours and must be fed very small food initially, such as crushed or powdered flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Fry will also take finely chopped hard-boiled egg yolk.

Provide the Betta with a carnivore diet consisting of a quality flake food, frozen or freeze dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"

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Customer Testimonials

Liesl C. [City Not Selected] , PA
I love bettas and have had many and many different varieties, but crown tails are my favourite. These guys are really beautiful fish! I received two gorgeous crown tails from liveaquaria awhile ago and both are living happily with me - one lives alone in a 2.5 gallon Azoo Mirrored Aquarium on my desk and loves to show off his gorgeous finnage and check out his decorations. The other lives in a 20 gallon planted tank with cory catfish and zebra danios. He is definitely the showcase of that tank! I would recommend crown tail and other bettas to everyone, absolutely, but please don't shortchange these fish. They do need filtration, heating, regular water changes, a varied diet and some like community aquariums as well. If you order your betta from liveaquaria, you will not be disappointed; their specimens are gorgeous and vibrantly colored!
Spikez H Quincy , ME
I got a yellow crowntail. I saw how its attack fins spread so wide apart, it looks so amazing. A very pretty fish.
Sanda S Vienna , VA
Bettas are gorgeous additions to any family!!! They're easy to maintain and are great to keep you company :) They come in a variety of colors and styles and prove to be nice long-term companions!
Pedro R Miami , FL
This Betta is well worth its cost. First, it doesn't need an oxygen tube or pump. Second, it doesn't need a very big tank or aquarium. A very easy fish to maintain!
Bobbie D Chicago , IL
I collect unusual Bettas and have several Crown Tails. In my opinion, these are some of the most beautiful Bettas around. There can be a wide variation in the spikes on tails and fins, but the crown tails really give them a unique look. As with any other fancy finned fish, water quality is extremely important to prevent fin/tail rot. These Bettas are very distinguished and really add a visual focus, whether in an aquarium or housed in a group of separate containers. As they say, keep in a minimum of 1-gallon tank. The more water and larger tank, the more you will be rewarded by watching their graceful swimming.
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