How to Start Training Your Betta Fish

This video outlines the first steps I like to take when training a new betta fish. The steps are pretty simple, but they teach your fish to engage with you and start following your finger around, which helps a lot when you start teaching more tricks.

Akila is my newest betta, and she has just started learning tricks. So far, she seems to really enjoy it, and she’s a pretty quick learner too. We’re definitely going to be working on a few more tricks in the near future. πŸ™‚

Trick Tutorials:

Follow a Target Stick:

Eat From Hand:

Swim Through Finger Hoop:

Step by step tutorials and more information can also be found at

Thanks for watching!

Music: “Life of Riley”
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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


  1. Aniya Prescott on June 14, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Love all your videos

  2. woofles on June 14, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Bettas are such cute creatures. I have 6 of them myself, and I’ve trained one to jump out of the water when I give her a blood work, how to flare at my finger, and to flare when I hold the camera up to her.

  3. MewMoo Kitty on June 14, 2020 at 7:44 am

    New sub!

  4. Spaghetto Animates on June 14, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Umm so my betta fish flares his fins at me every time I come by to feed/train and same when I’m at my friends house with there fish. Is it just there personality or does my face just look like a fish?πŸ˜‚

  5. Cassie Curto on June 14, 2020 at 7:47 am

    I subscribed!!! I’ll try ticks with my betta its a double tail

  6. Jaden k Brown on June 14, 2020 at 7:47 am

    The reason why I am watching this because I have a fish just like it I just got it it today

  7. CatTeal3 on June 14, 2020 at 7:48 am

    what type betta is Akila

  8. Red on June 14, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Akila looks like my betta (haven’t given it a name)

  9. Fanie Van der Merwe on June 14, 2020 at 7:51 am


  10. Ya Boi on June 14, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Thanks! I just got a new beta fish and this really helped πŸ™‚

  11. the potatosaurus on June 14, 2020 at 7:54 am

    my fish once tried to eat a target sick (not the food next to it) then i realised this vid existed

  12. Leah And_her_pets45 on June 14, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Do they have to be a beta fish or can they be a different fish ??

  13. that_sydney on June 14, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Will this work for minnows

  14. SoggyFries on June 14, 2020 at 7:55 am

    How do I train my betta to stop being an dick to my ottos?

  15. Daphnia magna on June 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Lovely video. Thanks! After watching your betta I’ve just tried to feed my harlequin rasboras with frozen daphnias stuck to my finger tip – they took! I liked that and I’ll certainly do that again. I don’t expect to achieve proper training success, because I think it is hard for them to concentrate when they are not alone, as they are too busy sorting out their pecking order. However, they already can follow a target by now – the nose of the pipette, which I’ve adapted for live food servings. Maybe I should think about something interesting to do with that skill πŸ™‚

  16. Awesome Swagger on June 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    I have A betta fish named Evan that I’ve had for a few months and I’m having trouble with the first step. What should I do?

  17. Benitz R on June 14, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Wats the green food u give him?

  18. D on June 14, 2020 at 7:58 am

    I like ur videos
    And I want more videos from u on aquarium fishes

  19. Arumuga Kani on June 14, 2020 at 7:59 am

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  20. Aqif Saifi on June 14, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Akila is my mothers name

  21. sharukh wiz 46 on June 14, 2020 at 8:01 am


  22. Luca Cerbulescu on June 14, 2020 at 8:04 am

    I bought my own beta half moon Male today

  23. Friendlyjammer2000 on June 14, 2020 at 8:06 am

    I have a cover over my betta’s tank, and I’m scared it will jump out if I take it off…

  24. Lea on June 14, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for tips! I hope they will work on my fishπŸ˜‡πŸ’› i am going to try them right now! πŸ˜„πŸ’˜ wish me luck!

  25. Sahana Akter on June 14, 2020 at 8:11 am

    They wont have normal fish food right

  26. Shiftyhorse AJ on June 14, 2020 at 8:14 am

    My betta used to be mistreated by his last owner and now he is scared of everything including my finger. what do I do?

  27. saimasalman on June 14, 2020 at 8:15 am

    my betta is scared of me like when i try this it rans away

  28. Maria Lugo on June 14, 2020 at 8:16 am

    I got a star stripped male and on monday he was stressed but I don’t know why?

  29. roopa m on June 14, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Today I brought a new betta fish

  30. Richard Gardner on June 14, 2020 at 8:17 am

    My batta fish hates me and won’t do anything but atack me. he bit me a mounth ago and i want him to fill loved πŸ™

  31. Amazing Animal Tricks on June 14, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Thanks for all the comments guys! πŸ˜€ Akila has been learning a few more tricks since this video! I have a new betta video just uploaded: (It’s called 5 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Betta Fish)

  32. Leydel De Castro on June 14, 2020 at 8:18 am

    I wish my fish could do that ; (

  33. Floofi.D on June 14, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Thanks! I wanna start this with my baby Eyeball!
    (He’s turning 1 in June)

  34. Plead for Mercy on June 14, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Hey whats the recommended fish tank size for a betta fish? I’m planning on getting one

  35. Deepti Papanai on June 14, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Amazinggg video…. So helpful… Pls make new videos for further tricks with step by step guide…. Great workπŸ€—

  36. Humira Karimi on June 14, 2020 at 8:29 am

    anyone have any good name suggestions for my two betta fishes? lool they’re both boys

  37. Another Loser xD on June 14, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Won’t u over feed the fish though?

  38. Dorses_Borses_andHorses 06 on June 14, 2020 at 8:31 am

    I got a male half moon double tail betta today. His name is Flare

  39. emma v on June 14, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Mine won’t even look at the food I try to give him

  40. Bintang JZ on June 14, 2020 at 8:34 am

    So sad my aquarium is too big for beta fish ….

  41. rowel costanilla on June 14, 2020 at 8:36 am

    This video is so helpful now my betta is colonizing spain
    They learn way too fast🀣

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