How can I tell if my betta is happy?

You can tell if your betta is happy by assessing its physical appearance and behaviors. Some common signs of a happy and healthy betta include:

  • Vivid and vibrant colors
  • Fins that are flared open and not taut
  • An active lifestyle with smooth swimming movements
  • A healthy appetite
  • Infrequent hiding
  • Bubble nests built on the surface of the water
  • A tendency to follow you around the tank

To keep your betta happy, make sure its basic needs are fulfilled. First, it needs lots of swimming space. Make sure to keep it in a 5-gallon tank or bigger. Feed it a well-balanced diet with high-protein pellets, live foods, and frozen grubs. Provide it with entertainment, such as plants, hiding spots, and toys. Lastly, set aside at least 10 minutes each day to play with your betta.