Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fact of the Day: Terrible Tank Buddies

The betta fish (more specifically the B. splendens variety) are often known as the world's worst underwater room-mates. Males will immediately try to attack one another, or attempt to hurt their own reflection in a mirror. Because of this they are better kept in separate tanks, though some live with different and larger breeds of fish that don't pose as a visual threat to a betta. Males don't usually attack females on first sight, but after mating they have been known to battle each other.

5 comments:

  1. They are beautiful...too bad they can't get along with each other :)

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  2. Bad act from beautiful fish!

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  3. They're really pretty, though...

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  4. I wonder why they are so brutal to each other, even the males and females.

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