- The beautiful coloration on every fish
- Centerpiece fish in any aquarium
- Does not require a large aquarium
- Easy to keep
- Charming personality
Betta species live in slow or stagnant bodies of water, sometimes with very limited open swimming space (such as in rice paddies). In addition to gills, they possess a labyrinth organ that allows them to breathe atmospheric air in oxygen-poor water Bettas are not particularly fast or active swimmers compared to some other species, but they should not be kept in small jars or bowls, contrary to the beliefs of some. Low water flow is appropriate, but filtration, heating, and the standard practices of keeping any aquarium fish are necessary for long-term care. Aquatic Arts does not endorse the long-term keeping of bettas in confined conditions or aquariums without filtration or heating.