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I had a Veiltail Betta a few years back and she lived with me for 4 years before passing. I'm starting up in betta care again and i'm wondering if there is a certain kind of betta that is a little easier to care for than others. It made me wonder when I realized some plants are easier than most.
 

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They are all the same care. :) If you can find a plakat (short finned betta) or a female you should get those, because some of the bettas with big pretty tails may bite them if stressed or bored. Make sure you have a 2.5+ Gallon tank with a heater and filter! :D
 

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They are all the same care. :) If you can find a plakat (short finned betta) or a female you should get those, because some of the bettas with big pretty tails may bite them if stressed or bored. Make sure you have a 2.5+ Gallon tank with a heater and filter! :D
Cool thanks for the help! Ill keep it in mind when i go out to buy them :)
 

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I often hear halfmoons are hardier fish than other breeds, but it's debatable. With the right care, any fish can flourish. Most my bettas live about 7-10 years.
OMG :shock: 10 years!?!?!?! Tell me your secrets......
 

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I would just go with whatever betta you connect with. I don't really think one is easier then another other than long finned breeds may bite their tails. I personally love females and feel they have more personality. But again go with whatever betta connects with you. I have done that and haven't gone wrong!
 

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You just have to keep the temp between 76-82 degrees, watch for all illness, and make sure you do regular water changes once a week or more (depending on tank size). Also, aquarium salt and a mixed diet does them well. ;)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I've been raising bettas since I was 7, and breeding them for a couple years.
 

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Also remember that although bettas charm us with their little personality's and natural behaviors don't forget they will do about anything to commit suicide. Eat themselves to death, jump out of the tank, squeeze into tiny holes in decorations and get stuck, loge themselves under dividers... the list goes on and on so be careful. They aren't trying to kill themselves, they don't know any better and are curious.
 

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I have a Plakat and he is the best betta ever. I come from a long line of people whos fish die a few days after buying them and I've managed to keep him alive. Plakats are suppost to be really hardy.
 

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You just have to keep the temp between 76-82 degrees, watch for all illness, and make sure you do regular water changes once a week or more (depending on tank size). Also, aquarium salt and a mixed diet does them well. ;)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I've been raising bettas since I was 7, and breeding them for a couple years.
Thank You!:)
 

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I also have a plakat dragonscale. He's a shy boy, but he is nortorious for trying to burrow under things. I keep their decorations simple - plants and a large, open hiding place where they feel safe, but won't be trapped. I also use large rocks, like the glass kind you see in small tanks. They're just as pretty in larger ones and are a breeze to clean.

A wire strainer to rinse them off in during monthly full water changes is a great buy, too. I got a decent sized one for $1.50 and it helps clean them twice as fast, and twice as good. It'll help keep your betta healthier if you can keep his home cleaner.
 

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CarmanDirda: I can't believe yours is shy! Mine is super active. He chases his reflection all the time! Mine does like to hide sometimes though. He has a little rock cave thing that he loves.
 

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CarmanDirda: I can't believe yours is shy! Mine is super active. He chases his reflection all the time! Mine does like to hide sometimes though. He has a little rock cave thing that he loves.
He'll interact with me at times, but for the most part he likes to randomly explore the back of his tank and hide against rocks or the top of the tank where he's hard to see. You have to get his attention with something to make him come over.
 
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