item: 4031750

Female Betta

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Old Price $ 4.99
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product highlights

  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 2.5"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: All
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Tank Setup: 1+ quart, solitary pet
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With their long flowing tails and vibrant colors, its no wonder that bettas are one of the most popular fish for beginner aquarists. They are easy to care for and make a great ornamental addition to any desk, kid's room or living space. While female bettas are not aggressive and can live together peacefully, male bettas are aggressive toward each other. Therefore, house only one male with smaller, peaceful fish in a community aquarium, or keep him alone in a one-quart or larger bowl.

Bettas gulp air from the water's surface to help them breathe. You will see your betta slowly swimming toward the top of your aquarium or bowl. They also tend to rest near the bottom. As carnivores, bettas eat mostly animal matter, including prepared foods and fresh, freeze dried or frozen foods. Choose a tropical flake or pellet food. Feed according to the directions on the packaging.

Learn about the Betta

Common Name
Betta

Other Common Names
Siamese Fighting Fish

Scientific Name
Betta splendens

Community
Gourami

Compatibility
More than one female can be kept in a peaceful community setting. Avoid fin-nipping fishes, such as some of the characins and barbs. Males, however, should either be housed in 1-gallon or larger containers as single specimens, or as the only male of its species in a peaceful community tank. But male and female bettas should only be together during breeding, then the female must be removed as the male will start to pick on the females.

Habitat
Thailand-Cambodia: Moderately decorate with live plants, rocks and driftwood.

Breeding
The male has the long flowing fins and the female has very short round fins. The male will create a bubble nest at the top of the aquarium, and the eggs will develop in there until they hatch in about 24 hours.

Additional Comments
Their bright colors are from breeding in captivity. They also have the ability to breathe air from the surface through their labyrinth, which acts like lungs.

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Female Betta
4.99 New Out Of Stock
<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="45715403"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">AngFyd</span> from <span itemprop="name">Beautiful fish!</span> <span itemprop="description">About a month ago, I got my second female betta from petsmart and I have no complaints other than some of the other ones I saw seemed to have some choppy fins. I know that the male bettas are much more prettier because of their long fins, but I have to say that I like the females so much more! As you can see from the picture, that's my little red. She's always very curious about everything that goes on in her tank and outside of it. She's a little aggressive sometimes in terms of chasing the ghost shrimp, but she never tries to eat them or anything. And, she also leaves the mystery snails alone. She's never tried to nip at them. Overall, they're easy to take care of. I'm definitely not an advocate of keeping bettas in tiny tanks! I have mine in a 10 gallon tank and I have to say that since I got her, her color has become much brighter and her fins more flowy. I would totally recommend this fish!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-09-06</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-09-06" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="27092602"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">BettaShrimpEtc</span> from <span itemprop="name"></span> <span itemprop="description">I got a betta fish one time after we went to a dog obedience class in petsmart. He endured the 45 min ride home and was soon put in a small bowl. I later read more on the betta and learned that was the wrong thing to do. I soon put him in a gallon jar, which he really liked. Then I received a 2.5 gallon tank which he is in right now. I got him some ghost shrimp to keep him company. So far, they've been getting along. One day I could find one of my shrimp and thought my betta had eaten him. But, my little Poisson (that's my betta) is too mellow too do that. I found the shrimp the next morning. I recommend this fish for someone who wants a beautiful fish that lights up a room. And if you need a tankmate for them, I recommend ghost shrimp.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2011-12-28</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2011-12-28" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="68212368"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">daphne11</span> from <span itemprop="name">Best fish ever!!!</span> <span itemprop="description">I have a male betta and decided I wanted a female betta recently. I housed her in separate tank of course, but she has become my favorite fish! She is so full of life and she has beautiful colors. She swims around her new home all day and is very interactive. She is much smaller than my male and I love her cute little size. I would definitely recommend the female betta! I don't think they get enough attention compared to the beautiful males with their eye catching tails, but they deserve it! Beautiful fish!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-12-06</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-12-06" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="23741004"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">fishy107</span> from <span itemprop="name">Betty the Betta fish</span> <span itemprop="description">I had one these fish when I was 5,but it died in less than a month. But now Betty the Betta is about 2 months now,happily living in a 10-gallon tank. Marimo moss balls are great tank plant for these fish.I recommend Top Fin Betta Bits and freeze-dried bloodworms for food. Only feed bloodworms as a treat.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2011-08-30</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2011-08-30" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="41135653"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">AngelandJuno</span> from <span itemprop="name">BETTAS ARE THE BEST!</span> <span itemprop="description">We bought 2 amazing female bettas from Petsmart. They are like small dogs in a fish's body and love to be and do stuff with people. For that reason, I use them to calm people down in tough situations. Bettas each have their own personalities as well. Angel (white with pink fins) is the most outgoing and friendly while Juniper (green with orange fins) is more timid. they are both great fish and I would recommend these fish to anyone!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-04-04</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-04-04" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="49036757"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">HalfmoonHalfsea</span> from <span itemprop="name">Amazing, so happy with my fish!</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought a Half Moon Betta from Petsmart the week before Halloween and named him Salem. I'm new to the world of betta fish but I did all my research before I bought him and am thrilled with the outcome. Went I saw Salem, I had to have him! He wasnt one of the prettiest bettas in the store, but once you bring them home, with care, they look wonderful! Salem's color and fins look a lot nicer now so don't let that discourage you! It says their intermediate leveled but Salem is quite easy to care for! The first week he was a bit off, didnt eat, didnt move much. But once he got comfortable he got quite quirky and happy, now he's got a beautiful bubble nest all the time!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-11-09</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-11-09" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="44615498"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">DARKM</span> from <span itemprop="name">Amazing pets!</span> <span itemprop="description">Over the years I've gotten two bettas at PetSmart. They are actually the healthiest bettas I've ever owned! I got them in amazing condition and they lasted years. Also, to add to the quality, they had a great selection, different colors and breeds. The female bettas are great too. I wish this meter went above 5 stars!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-08-06</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-08-06" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="17523703"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Female Betta" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">H4WK</span> from <span itemprop="name">Easy and Great Pet!!!!</span> <span itemprop="description">This fish is definately one of the easiest pets to care to, with the exeption of the occasional tank cleanings all you have to do is feed Them! I would definately reccomend this to anyone who is new with fish and likes a beautiful one, i am not new with fish but i LOVE these i have 3, 2 males (in seperate tanks) and one female. I have a Panda cory catfish with each and they are all great friends!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2011-01-02</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2011-01-02" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.ca/on/demandware.store/Sites-PetSmart_CA-Site/en_CA/Product-Show?pid=4031750&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_CA/reviews/product/2/15219.htm">Female Betta Reviews - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_12, d_6, h_1</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.3</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_452</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_CA, sid_15219, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_FEEDBACK, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart-canada</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 119ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4822349"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How many colors are there and can i have a pic? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: GreenSister22</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5231356"> That&#39;s going to vary from location to location. Our local PetSmart gets new shipments of bettas weekly, usually Wednesday IIRC, and most are sold within a couple of weeks, so selection (breeds, colours, even sizes) varies from week to week. Stores in bigger cities will naturally have better selections, or so I&#39;ve found. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: BettaTimeStories</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-03</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4868809"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How big of a tank do I need to get 2 female bettas? will my 5.5 gallon work? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: LuckyTheBetta</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5231355"> The first person gave you _terrible_ advice. Female bettas can, with extreme care, be placed together in the same tank, it is called a sorority, but it is advanced level betta-keeping. You _have_ to do your research, and even with knowledge and experience, most betta sororities fail within the first year. You need a tank at minimum 20 gallons (long) in size, heavily planted so that each female can establish her own territory/place to hide, you need to introduce them to the tank all at the same time (preferably after letting them acclimate to each other in adjacent tanks/jars/bowls for a few days), and you have to be very vigilant--especially for the first few hours/days--to remove any big bullies or badly bullied fish to spare tanks. It doesn&#39;t even take outright aggression to be harmful, just being together can be stressful and be a slow/silent killer. Most female bettas in sororities don&#39;t survive a year, when they really should live 4-5 years with proper care. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: BettaTimeStories</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-03</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4869505"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How old are they when they are at petsmart? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: betta</div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_12, d_6, h_1CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.3</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_CA, sid_15219, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart-canada</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 97ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>