Betta tropical fish profiles covers a small genus of fish however there are many different varieties available. Due to the extremely colourful nature of the Betta fish there are many “man made” variants to suit various tastes. Often the Betta is more commonly known as the Japanese fighting fish however they are far from fighters when comparing to many cichlid fish. However it is recommended (as with cichlids) that you ensure the right male to female ratio is kept and in the right size tank, if you take a look at the fish profiles we have put together you can be sure to receive some good advice on the best scenario that suits you.
It is however common, unless you intend to breed these fish, to keep a single male Betta fish, and often in it’s own tank however with the right timid fish and enough hiding places the Japanese fighting fish can be kept in a community fish tank.