The Galaxy Female Betta (Bettas splendens) is a territorial fish species of the Gourami family and one of the 73 species of the genus Betta. They are native to the ditches, shallow pools, and slow-moving streams of the Mekong basin located in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Galaxy Female Betta will grow to a maximum length of 2.2 inches, a bit shorter than their male counterparts. They require a tank of 5 gallons, or at least 20 gallons for a community tank of up to six specimens, maintained at an acceptable temperature of 24-26°C and a pH of 6.8-7.5.
Bettas are pretty intelligent and curious and require stimulation; otherwise, they get bored and depressed, leading to a weaker immune system. Plants, rocks, caves, and driftwood should be added to the tank to provide crucial enrichment.
All Betta fish are territorial, and that includes the Galaxy Female Betta. However, male Bettas are more aggressive than females. Galaxy Female Bettas can peacefully coexist with other female fish once the social order is established within a community tank. Female and male fish are best left separated unless during breeding.
The Galaxy Female Betta has a life span of 3 to 5 years when kept in a well-maintained aquarium.
Galaxy Female Betta fish are mostly carnivorous. In the wild, they eat a diet rich in crustaceans, mosquito larvae, and zooplankton. In a home aquarium, they can be fed a varied diet of pellets, flakes, or frozen foods.
Suitable foods for the Galaxy Female Betta include:
Vegetables such as zucchini, and cucumber, should be added to supplement their diet.
Galaxy Female Bettas are mostly kept in small groups referred to as sororities. When keeping Galaxy Female Bettas together, consider housing four to six specimens in a 20-gallon tank. This will aid in distributing potential aggression among the female fish.
Galaxy Female Bettas also get along with other species of fish that are non-aggressive and of similar size.
Most compatible tankmates for the Galaxy Female Betta include:
Galaxy Female Bettas are slightly shorter compared to their male counterparts reaching a maximum length of at least 2.2 inches when fully mature.
Are Galaxy Female Bettas aggressive?
Galaxy Female Bettas have shown similar aggressive behavior to males albeit less frequently and intensely. They are best kept in sororities to reduces aggression.
What fish can be kept with the Galaxy Female Betta?
Most compatible tankmates include Rosy Barbs, Corydoras, Clown Loach, Clown Pleco, Guppies, and Neon Tetras.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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