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Lovely betta biotope

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 20, 2017 09:00 AM
It may shock you to learn that betta fish don't naturally live in sterile plastic cups. Bettas splendens are native to Thailand. Whether from rice paddies or drainage ditches, river basins or streams, bettas are found in tropical waters surrounded by vegetation.

Needless to say, this ten gallon bowfront aquarium is worlds better than the tiny fish bowls that too many bettafish find themselves.  Adding terrestrial plants above the aquascape (thus making this setup an open-top paludarium) completes a wonderful lush biotope for a betta.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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