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Betta Halfmoon

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$10.00
Color
Colors may vary per individual.

The Half Moon is a very desirable tail type. It is characterised by having the full 180 degree spread when flared, forming a "D" shape with straight edging. Dorsal and anal fins are also dramatically larger than those on other fin types. HMs are prone to tail-biting and fin damage, their tails are large and unnatural and HMs often feel hampered down by their fins. This also means they're one of the hardest tail types to breed as the males find it hard to successfully wrap the females.

  • 5 gallons is recommended, 2.5 is the absolute minimum.
  • Smaller tanks are more work, requiring increased maintenance.
  • No bowls. Those are for eating cereal out of!
  • Betta fish are jumpers, always secure a lid on your tank.
  • Don’t restrict access to the water’s surface, or fill your tank to its maximum capacity.
  • Betta fish need natural day and night light cycles.
  • Tank mates are tricky, research before adding other species.
  • Never place 2 males, or a male and female in the same tank unless breeding.
  • Females can live together in a “sorority” of 5 or more.
  • Maintain a tropical habitat at 76-81 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Betta fish prefer water in the pH range of 6.5-7.5.
  • Ammonia should ideally be zero parts per million (ppm).
  • Nitrate should be less than 40 parts per million (ppm).
  • Nitrite should ideally be zero parts per million (ppm).
  • Use water conditioner/dechlorinator to make tap water safe for bettas.
  • Use an aquarium thermometer to monitor your tank’s temperature.
  • Filter’s reduce ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels, and preserve healthy bacteria.
  • Avoid drastic changes in water temperature and water quality.
  • Use test strips to monitor water parameters.