The Crowntail Betta fish is one of the most popular small freshwater species in the US for one main reason; their beautiful caudal fins!
As the most popular betta, a Crowntail is colloquially referred to as a Betta or its behavioral name of the Siamese fighting fish.
The fish’s ancestors are known to be native to Thailand (formally Siam) and other parts of South-East Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia). They are renowned for their beautiful, and often colorful, ray-finned caudal and their aggressiveness nature; this can make keeping them as a beginner challenge.
Keep reading to learn about their behavior, care requirements, dietary needs, optimum tank conditions, and ideal tank mates.
If you’re in a hurry, then take a quick glance at the summary table below for a brief overview of Crowntail Bettas.