Belontiids are very attractive species, by the characteristic lengthening of the pectoral fins that accompanies most representatives of this family. Most Belontiids They have a good relationship with other families, except for the well-liked Betta splendens or Siamese fighting fish, which has a fairly aggressive behavior. You can not keep two males in the same aquarium, They fight to the death of one of the two copies. Son freshwater fish and warm, except for the macropod-fish Paraiso, what is a Belóntido cold water. The temperature of the tank should be between 22º and 28º C. Aquarists often add new warm water, to stimulate appetite and increase the urge to spawn couples. Another detail that professionals often use to increase the chances of breeding, it is distribute food rations in several shots to the day, trying to play the way they would feed if they are released.

Paradise or paradise fish fish tail comb

designated Belontia Paradise comes from the island of Sri Lanka. It is a sturdy fish that can measure 12 centimeters in length. It is reddish brown color. The difference between male and female is evident. Sexual dimorphism, we can distinguish the male from the female, that usually the dorsal and anal fins more developed. It is not a gregarious fish, It is even quite aggressive with other fish of the same species, so that It is not common in aquariums in which they want to have different species. Paradise Fish is not very choosy about the composition and quality of water, but if it is with temperature, should be above 25.


Betta helpless The peaceful betta or fighter peaceful, It is a quiet and peaceful species, displayed only when aggressive must compete with another male. They are fishes suitable for small aquariums, where you swim in intermediate spaces or near surface. A Like all the fish of this species, the dorsal and anal is well developed in the male, it is easy to differentiate female. As for food, eat any food I live small. See more: Pez Betta

Siamese fighting fish

Betta splendens Within Betta, It is the most fashionable of all, by color and size of their fins. curiously, They are the result of different crossings, as Betta wild colors are more muted and lackluster, and fins much smaller. His aggression between males of the same species is well known. You can not have two males in the same tank, their struggle for territory would be death. The variety of colors is huge, Betta fish are in blue tones, black, red, yellow and bicolored. In some specialty stores, you can find Betta fins pink and red body, blue, verdes, yellow, black or white.

Betta pugnax

It is a related species Betta splendens to the. This is a range from Malaysia. aquariums need well filtered, very flow of water and filtered light. In the breeding season, males are very aggressive and combative. They are not as attractive as other varieties of Betta, so they are not as popular and easy to find.

A stain fighter

smaragdina Another next to the Betta splendens species. It is native to the rivers of Thailand, where they build bubble nests. Most Belontiids practice mouthbrooding, which usually add vegetable remains. Not too known, even if They have in its favor that are very peaceful.

gourami gigante

colisa bandaged This kind of Belontiids, It is native to India, Thailand and Malaysia. It is a peaceful fish, who like to be among the aquarium plants, therefore it requires the presence of a lot of floating plants, amid building bubble nests. The male is larger than the female, measuring about 14 this centimeters, Y 12 female centimeters. Another distinctive morphologic appearance, It is that the dorsal fin of the male is pointed.

Thick-lipped gourami

colisa Labiosa The thick-lipped Gourami is native to southern Burma. It is related to the giant gourami, with which it is confused. Although its popularity is lower, It is easier to play than the Colisa fasciata. Their size varies between 7 Y 10 centimeters, They are peaceful and quiet.

dwarf gourami

Colisa lalia Within the species of Colisa, It is the most attractive. The male is bright red coloration with diagonal stripes blue. Head and gill covers are greenish blue color in which metallic reflections are seen and to top, their fins anal, dorsal and pelvic are deep red color. This marvel of aquariums It has its origin in the eastern regions of India, where it is common to find hidden among plants, because of its quiet and shy character. Its size is really small, does not exceed 5 centimeters, making it a kind very best for small aquariums.

Anabas ansorgii

Ctenopoma ansorgii This fish is from Congo and West Africa, where you can be found in streams where the water flow is smooth and the composition is mildly acidic. It is quite peaceful, even if usually it eats smaller fish. It will be perfect in an aquarium with lots of greenery, simulating its unique habitat.

carp perla

Trichogaster camp All Trichogaster and specifically the leeri They are easy to acclimatize species, so they enjoy great popularity. They are peaceful and shy fish, who need to share space are similar species, in an aquarium in which there is an abundant vegetation that protects your privacy. Water aquarium should preferably be soft, slightly acidic and a temperature of about 25º C. If we want to play in the aquarium, we must provide surface plants, where you can build your nest. see more: carp Perla

Gourami three spots

Trichogaster trichopterus The Gurami three spots originated in Sumatra. Its name refers to the three dark spots, horizontally walking body. It is a quiet kind, although it is churlish and not related to other species in a community tank. They have a size of about 10 centimeters.

gourami cantor

Trichopsis vittata This variety comes from Southeast Asia, where we will find in the river meanders. The size of these fish is about 6,5 centimeters, It allows us to keep in an aquarium 50 liters. Although it is easy to keep in captivity, it is not its copy.