Male bettas will generally have longer fins then the female with shorter fins. Male bettas are also VERY agressive and if kept together (which should never happen) they will fight to the death.
Any adjustment should be done gradually.
PH: 6.8-7.4 (ideal)
You may add about one tablespoon of aquarium salt.
Glass marbles at the bottom of the tank are easy to manage and clean. Artificial plants can be easy to clean but not as real. I would suggest a log. Real plants might simulate their real habitat more though.
-Neon Tetras- great fish to keep with bettas
-White Cloud Mountain Minnows
-African Dwarf Frogs
-Female guppies (NO MALES)
*You can also keep FEMALE bettas together in a group of 4-5.
*be prepared to separate fish if you decide to keep them together and they fight.
*if you choose to have guppies, I would make sure that you have a laid back betta. (I do not recommend this for most bettas)
Ask me specific questions if you have them about breeding.
[TIP: don't use gravel while breeding them as the unhatched fry can get lost in there]
If there are any other questions about these remarkable fish, ask me. Also, feel free to share your fish and correct me if I'm wrong.
Edited by Dianacatz - 1/31/16 at 11:14am