Life Span of a Betta Fish By: Bernice Ruvalcaba February 26, 2010 PSP111
What’s the life span of a Beta Fish? <ul><li>Average life span 4-5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Pet or novelty? </li></ul><ul>...
Beta’s in Pet Stores <ul><li>Are already adults </li></ul><ul><li>Some are 6 months to 1 year old. </li></ul><ul><li>Size:...
Maximizing The Life Span of a Beta <ul><li>Good health. </li></ul><ul><li>Good environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper diet....
A Beta’s Diet <ul><li>Beta’s are meat eaters. </li></ul><ul><li>They eat insects and insect larvae. </li></ul><ul><li>Ofte...
Beta Fish Diseases <ul><li>Fin Rot </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Popeye </li></ul><ul><li>Dropsy </li><...
How To Avoid Sick Beta Fish <ul><li>Poor water quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining water temperature. </li></ul><ul><li...
Important Tips: <ul><li>Do  not  put your beta fish with other beta’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover your jars! </li></ul><ul><l...
Tips Continued <ul><li>Do not decorate your bowl with rocks or marbles. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your tank, jar or bowl cove...
Do Beta’s Need Special Equipment? <ul><li>They don’t need air filters. </li></ul><ul><li>A heater might be good. </li></ul...
Beautiful Betas (www.bettafish.com)
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References  <ul><li>http://www.better-bettas.com/a/lifespan-of-a-betta-fish.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Boruchowitz, David E. ...
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  1. 1. Life Span of a Betta Fish By: Bernice Ruvalcaba February 26, 2010 PSP111
  2. 2. What’s the life span of a Beta Fish? <ul><li>Average life span 4-5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Pet or novelty? </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot survive without basic needs being met. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beta’s in Pet Stores <ul><li>Are already adults </li></ul><ul><li>Some are 6 months to 1 year old. </li></ul><ul><li>Size: about 3” long. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost is about $4.00 each. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Maximizing The Life Span of a Beta <ul><li>Good health. </li></ul><ul><li>Good environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Tiny grapefruit size bowls are not good at all! </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Beta’s Diet <ul><li>Beta’s are meat eaters. </li></ul><ul><li>They eat insects and insect larvae. </li></ul><ul><li>Often they will not eat when the water is too cold. </li></ul><ul><li>They can adapt to dry flakes and frozen foods. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Beta Fish Diseases <ul><li>Fin Rot </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Popeye </li></ul><ul><li>Dropsy </li></ul><ul><li>Ick </li></ul>
  7. 7. How To Avoid Sick Beta Fish <ul><li>Poor water quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining water temperature. </li></ul><ul><li>Over feeding leads to constipation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Important Tips: <ul><li>Do not put your beta fish with other beta’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover your jars! </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water </li></ul><ul><li>Good Diet </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tips Continued <ul><li>Do not decorate your bowl with rocks or marbles. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your tank, jar or bowl covered. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer live food once in a while. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Do Beta’s Need Special Equipment? <ul><li>They don’t need air filters. </li></ul><ul><li>A heater might be good. </li></ul><ul><li>Caves and plants are good for them to hide in when they are frightened. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Beautiful Betas (www.bettafish.com)
  12. 12. (www.bettafish.com)
  13. 13. References <ul><li>http://www.better-bettas.com/a/lifespan-of-a-betta-fish.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Boruchowitz, David E. Animal Planet: Aquarium Care of Betas , T.F.H. Publications: </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune City, NJ. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Burgess, Bailey M. Tropical Fishlopedia. Howell Books New York, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freshquarium.about.com/anabantids2/p/betta.html </li></ul><ul><li>Betta fish are beautiful . (2008). [Web]. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieved from http://www.bettafish.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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