Betta Fish Experimental Set-up

“Fish cubbies” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

3/22/18

The team added black rocks, tap water, and API Tap Water Conditioner to six small glass bowls. These bowls were labled as Male #1 up to Male #5, and one bowl was labelled Female. All six bowls were placed on a table in the greenhouse on the top floor of the science center and separated by folders.  The experiemtnal tank that was bought at petco has two chanbers separated by a divider with a removable black part to allow visibility between both sides. This tank was also filled with black rocks, tap water, and API Tap Water Conditioner. Five Crowntail males and one Elephant Ear female were purchased from Petco and placed into the prepared fish bowls. After the adjustment period, the fish were fed.

“Male #1” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

Male #1: large dark blue body, turquoise pectoral fins, the caudal fin is both blues. The pelvic fins are red. The Dorsal fins are dark blue.

“Male #2” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

Male #2:  Dark blue body, top of back is green blue, pectoral fins are  white, caudal fin is turquoise and dark blue with white tips, the pelvic fins are white, the dorsal fins are turquoise with red tips.

“Male #3” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

Male #3:  The body is white with some red patches,  the pectoral fins are patchy with red, white, and blue. The the caudal fin is turquoise and red, the pelvic fins are blood red, and the dorsal fins are light blue and white at the base and red at the tips.

“Male #4” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

Male #4:  This fish is all white.

“Male #5” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

Male #5:  This male is all blood red.

“Female Betta” by H. Schofield (CC by 2.0)

Female: She has a reddish head, pale blue body, and all her fins are white with a light blue tint.

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