Betta Rose Tail
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Colors may vary per individual.
A feathertail (more commonly known as rose tail) is an extreme Halfmoon with excessive branching of the rays giving the tail a "ruffled" edge with a huge amount of branching. These fish are hard to breed on as the excessive mutations that cause the branching can lead to other mutations such as poor scales and short ventral fins. Feathertail bettas should never be bred due to these mutations, which, in addition to the bad scaling and finnage, leads to overall weak fish. Due to the weight of the tail, feathertails are prone to tail biting and are often less active then other types.
- 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.