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  1. emma king - February 13, 2010 3:25 am

    how Much food do i have too feed my fighterfish?. he’s Purple and blue.

    and when do i clean my tank?.

  2. nasrin Nahavandi - March 24, 2010 10:22 am

    I got a male fighter but he doesnt eat anything I’m realy concern about his health.what should I do ?

  3. Admin - March 25, 2010 4:21 am

    Hi, for how long has he been like this? Have you tried pellets and flakes? A betta fish can survive without any food for 4-5 days. However, indigestion may be the reason behind this. Please, observe his belly. If it looks like larger than its original size, then you better take him to vet. doctor. He will give the proper treatment. Wish you good luck.

  4. razi goldani - June 26, 2010 8:00 am

    Hi
    I have 10 fighter fish
    one of theme (male) lost its color per 1month and I dont know why.
    It eats well and swims good.
    I asked about this matter from fish shop but they did’nt know what’s happen.
    I’m worry about my fish.
    Can u help me?

  5. Admin - June 26, 2010 9:45 am

    Hi,

    You have not provided much information about the conditions your male fighter fish is living in. Does it have enough space to happily in? What temperature have you set for him? Are you changing the tank water regularly? If the tank temperature is low or water condition is not good or the space is little, then he will get stressed. This may result into losing his color. Another reason could be that he is getting old.

    But you have also mentioned that he was eating well and swimming good. So I think it is not a major problem. Still you must examine whether he has standard living conditions. Good luck!

  6. razi goldani - June 27, 2010 5:37 pm

    hi
    I change its tank and put it in a 1L tank and I change the water twice a week.
    thet tempertaure is 20 centigrade.
    Do you think the color comes back?

  7. Admin - June 29, 2010 4:04 am

    Hello,

    Thank you for the details. Now, I’ll tell you what to do. First important thing is, shift your male fighter fish to a tank of 5 gallons (approx. 19 liters) capacity. 1L tank is very small for any fighter fish. Please do this first.

    Second thing is, fighter fish live in tropical climate. So they like to be in water with warm temperature. Hence, your tank temperature should be within 25°C-28°C (77°F – 82°F). 20°C temperature is for fish which live in cold climate like Goldfish. Please provide the required minimum temperature for your fighter fish.

    Regarding the color of your fighter fish, it may come back if he gets proper living condition. I hope these information will be helpful for you. Good luck with your male fighter fish.

  8. Amit - August 23, 2010 9:38 am

    Hi,

    I don’t have much knowledge about fish, but recently one of my friend gifted me fighter fish along 1 ltr round tank. I need necessary information to take care of my fish.
    it will be great help from yourside if you provide me some information to keep my fish heathy & happy…. & one more thing can i keep two fighter fish together…?

  9. Joe - August 23, 2010 12:52 pm

    Hi,
    I have had a male fighter fish for a few months now and he has been active and living in a tank with other fish. I recently bought a female fighter fish and they were both active and swimming round, however now they stay near the bottom of the tank and do not swim often. They tend to stay together. The male appears to becoming a little more active, however he has started to change colour (beoming paler). The fish have plenty of space and the plants in the tank are changed now and then to encourage the fish to be active. The other fish in the tank are active and healthy. Do you have any ideas as to why the fighter fish are behaving in this way?
    Thanks

  10. Admin - August 24, 2010 6:29 am

    Hello Joe,
    I went through your query. It seems like the lower temperature could have been the reason for the pale color of your fighter fish. What is the water temperature of the tank? Standard temperature for a fighter fish is 78 – 80 Fahrenheit. Lower temperature will make a fighter fish to lose its appetite, become lethargic and paler in color.

    Sometimes, other factors like water conditions (the presence of ammonia and nitrite in the water more than the standard level), very bright light, too much noise, small living space and incompatible tank mates cause stress to fighter fish. The stress will lead the fighter fish to lose its color.

    Now, check the water temperature and stabilize it to the standard level. That is 78 – 80 Fahrenheit. If the tank mates are cold water creatures, then you have to shift either them or your fighter fish to another tank for the sake of life. I hope my reply has helped you in regaining the lost color of your fighter fish. Good luck!

  11. Admin - August 24, 2010 7:04 am

    Hello Amit,
    First let me congratulate you on having a fighter fish as your pet. Fighter fish is also popularly known as Betta fish. It is one of unique aquatic creatures. Each fighter fish has its own personality. You will understand it as you begin to spend time with your betta fish.

    I’ll provide some links of this website which have many information on fighter fish. This will help you to understand your fighter fish more and better. But before giving out those links, let me give some suggestions based on your query. You have mentioned that your friend presented the betta fish with a 1 lt bowl (round tank).

    A fighter fish needs a minimum 3 – 5 gallons (approx. 11 – 18 liters) of water in a fish tank in order to be healthy and live happily. Anything below than this standard water requirement will cause stress, disease and finally death to betta fish. So the first thing you have to do is to bring a fish tank which can hold 3 – 5 gallons of water in it.

    The next thing you have asked is whether two fighter fish can be kept together. The answer is ‘NO & NEVER’. Fighter fish are very territorial, especially male bettas. That means they mark their own area and defend it against a trespasser till to death. So do not even think about it; Not even keeping a female with a male betta fish. But female fighter fish can be kept together in a group of 3 – 4. But it entirely depends on the behavior of the female fighter fish. Hence anything happen here.

    Now here are the links from which you can get information about betta fish. They are:

    1} http://fighterfish.org/how-to-set-up-a-fighter-fish-tank
    2} http://fighterfish.org/dos-and-donts-while-cleaning-your-fighter-fish-home
    3} http://fighterfish.org/tips-to-prevent-your-fighter-fish-from-getting-sick
    4} http://fighterfish.org/the-way-to-feed-your-fighter-fish
    5} http://fighterfish.org/feeding-live-foods-to-your-fighter-fish
    6} http://fighterfish.org/5-common-symptoms-of-a-sick-fighter-fish-betta-fish
    7} http://fighterfish.org/fighter-fish-and-the-diseases
    8} http://fighterfish.org/tips-to-keep-your-fighter-fish-betta-fish-active

    For more information, you can also check out our forum or purchase any of the valuable e-guides – Betta Fish Secrets or Ultimate Secrets to Saltwater Aquarium Fish and Invertebrates. Good luck with your new fighter fish :)

  12. Amit - August 30, 2010 6:59 am

    Thanks a lot for all your information……Have a nice time ahead….

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