Halfmoon bettas otherwise known as Siamese fighting fish or splendid, are one of the most gorgeous beginner fish available on the market. Originating from parts of Thailand ,Vietnam, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Betta fish were discovered in some of the harshest environments including rice paddies, drainage ditches, and river basins. They are known for their extravagant 180 degree fins with beautiful color combinations ranging from a matte white to multi color metallic scales.Over the last several decades the betta fish market has exploded and farms from all over the world including the U.S.A, Thailand, and China are all investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the research and breeding of new colors and patterns for hobbyists. These unique fish have a special labyrinth like organ that resembles a lung and allows them to breathe oxygen from the waters surface. Growing to only 3.5 to 4 inches and needing a small tank as little as 5 gallons with no additional filtration makes this fish idea for beginners. These wonderful fish are definitely not finicky and eat a variety of items including flakes, pellets, frozen, and live food. Betta fish can handle temperatures ranging from 72-82 degrees, so when using a small tank or bowl indoors it is recommend to use a small preset heater to help regulate the temperature from dropping too fast overnight in the colder months. It is recommend a minimum of 25 percent of the betta fish water be changed weekly while siphoning out any uneaten excess food or feces to insure the water quality and fish health.Owning a betta can be very rewarding and if you have a busy week scedule a betta fish would be the pefect pet for you with its minimum care requirements.Be sure to check out the many Halfmoon betta available on our website and dont miss out on the wonderful opportunity to have a gorgeous halfmoon betta of your own.