When you own a Betta fish as part of your family, you quickly learn that they require care and attention – similar to any other pet. If you are reading this, then it is highly likely that your Betta is blind. This does not mean that they are any less deserving of care. In fact, Betta fish can be quite happy and trusting of the people who take care of them. They also make for excellent pets because their playful and vivacious personalities make them one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. Bettas are also known as Siamese fighting fish or Royal father fish in Asia. They originate from South America where they have first domesticated over 2,000 years ago for use for food and ornamental purposes. The first captive breeding began about 150 years ago so today there are more than 70 species available in captivity around the world. There are even more varieties locally if you live in a place with a large number of different types of rainbow betta fish for sale. These tropical freshwater fish thrive better in an aquatic environment: planted aquariums aren’t ideal for them since they prefer natural conditions; therefore, they need to be kept in a pond or lake outside or inside an appropriate home aquarium (size should not exceed ten gallons).
What is a Blind Betta Fish?
Blind Bettas are those that are born without any eyes. This is what makes them so special; they are truly one of a kind. Blind Bettas are similar to one another in most aspects. They are omnivores that require similar care as normal Bettas, except they are blind. This means they do not see anything. For this reason, they rely heavily on their other senses to survive. They use their muscles to swim, feel their surroundings and eat. They have excellent hearing and smell, so they can still be kept with other fish if you’d like to have a community tank. Blind Bettas are also sometimes called “pseudobrewery” because they tend to suck on the surface of the water, similar to a yeast infection on a beer bottle. This can cause a white foam on the surface of the water. Since they do not have eyes, the foam is not toxic and is actually very beautiful to look at.
How to Breed a Blind Betta Fish?
Blind Bettas are easy to fish to breed because they are hermaphrodites. This means that they have both male and female reproductive organs and therefore can reproduce both sexually and asexually (without a male). To breed a blind Betta, you need to help them reproduce by helping them find a mate. The easiest way to get your blind Betta to reproduce is by releasing them into a tank that has other Bettas in it. This makes it easier for them to find a mate because they swim around and around the other Bettas. Blind Bettas tend to be shy so they don’t like to be in a crowded tank. If they are in a tank that has other Bettas, they can get used to seeing other fish and eventually mate with one of them. When your blind Betta starts to show signs of breeding, it means that it is ready to start reproducing. You can tell if your Betta is ready for reproduction by observing its behaviour. Before breeding, you need to figure out the gender of the Betta. You can do this by breeding them a female Betta and a male Betta. If the Betta is a female, then it will be the only one in the tank. If it is a male, the result of the breeding will determine if he is the only one in the tank or if there will be a female Betta as well.
Types of Bettas and Their Behavioural Traits
There are many different species of Betta fish and they differ in both looks and personality. Some of the most popular types of Betta fish are:
– White Cloudy Betta – These fish are often kept in freshwater aquariums because they have a peaceful and friendly personality that makes them excellent community fish. They also get along well with other fish and can be kept with other small, peaceful fish. As Bettas get older, they can develop white spotting on the body and fins. This is normal and harmless.
– Red-Orange Betta – The red-orange Betta has a bright, intense colour and sometimes the fins are outlined with orange. They are excellent jumpers and can be kept in a community tank with other peaceful fish. They can also be kept in a freshwater aquarium but need a water temperature of at least 18 degrees Celsius.
– Black-Napped Betta – These Betta fish have black and white tiger-like stripes that run down their body. They are excellent jumpers and also excellent singers and will make high-pitched sounds. Black-napped Bettas are sometimes called “Midas Betta” since their stripes turn orange after they moult.
Diet for a Blind Betta Fish
Like other fish, a blind Betta will require a diet to survive and thrive. You can feed your Betta fish a commercial Betta food or you can make your own food from dry food and some frozen foods. A dry food consists of flakes or pellets that dissolve in water. There are also liquid foods, tablets and even frozen foods that are specially formulated for blind fish. Blind Betta fish are omnivores and can eat both plant and animal foods. They are quite happy with any type of fresh or frozen food such as
– Rice and other grains – This is a staple in any Betta diet and can be offered in the morning or evening.
– Pellets – These are great treats because they are nutritious and low in fat. Some pellets are high in vitamins while others are high in minerals.
– Vegetables – Placing some leafy, fresh vegetables in the tank can help to keep your Betta happy and healthy.
– Fruit – All kinds of fruit can be offered to your Betta. However, avoid citrus and other fruits with high sugar content as these can cause a sudden and harmful rise in water temperature.
Housing & Lighting for Your Blind Betta Fish
Your Betta fish can live in a freshwater aquarium or a pond outside. The type of aquarium you keep them in should be small enough so that they can swim around freely but big enough for them to feel safe. A good way to make sure your Betta fish is happy and healthy is to provide them with plenty of hiding places for when they feel threatened. You can create hiding places by lining the sides of the tank with gravel, using rock walls or planting live plants. Providing your Betta with a source of bright light throughout the day is important. A good option is a fluorescent light that emits in the blue wavelengths and has a reflector. Make sure the light is placed high enough that it is not on the floor, otherwise it could be harmful to your Betta.
Avoid Improper Tank Mates for a Blind Betta Fish
You want to make sure that your Betta fish is happy and not getting into trouble, especially if it is blind. There are a couple of things you should keep in mind when selecting tank mates for your Betta:
– Bettas should be kept with only one partner. If you keep more than one Betta, you risk creating a “bully tank”. This is when one Betta dominates the others and uses physical force, such as ramming into them, to get what it wants.
– Bettas should not be kept with fish that are bigger or have higher fins. They are likely to be bullied and chased from the tank.
– Bettas should not be kept with fish that are aggressive towards other species. It is best to keep them with only one type of fish, such as only goldfish or only catfish.
If you want to raise a kind and loving Betta fish that can bring a smile to your face, the blind variety is definitely the one for you. Blind Bettas are just as happy and playful as those with eyes, and they are even more trusting of the people who take care of them. They require just as much care but only need it in a different way.