Crown Tail Betta


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 an aquarium that holds a steady temperature and does not contain tank mates that may nip at their long fins. Do not house more than one male in the same aquarium, as they will fight.

Once laid by the female, the eggs are tended by the male in a bubble nest. 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.

A carnivore, the Crown Tail Betta will eat all types of live food as well as freeze-dried flakes and frozen foods.

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virginia reid October 29, 2010 at 8:07 am

what kind of water do you use in tank for a crowntail betta fish?

Sky October 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I’ve only ever had one Crown Tail but he was amazing. They seem to be more of an aggressive fighter though less coloured.

Spite what pet shops tell you, they do need heaters and tanks at least 5 litres. They cannot fight constantly, or it stresses them out! Ten minutes a day keeps their fins healthy.
They like the PH of the water to be soft to medium.
I’ve had male fighting fish in with other fish, only to find they either cannot handle the strength of the filter or my other fish being picked on – example, Guppies.
They are wonderful fish, though I think they should be housed alone with a apple snail as a friend and a water plant and heater. I’ve found these couple of tricks have prolonged the life to my Bettas.

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