Feeding Betta Fish



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What are the food choices for feeding betta fish?   Siamese fighting fish are carnivores and desire variety in their diet. In fact, if your betta fish is fed the same thing for an extended period of time they’ll start spitting their food out. Along with variety, bettas would also prefer live food. This is […] Read more »

Betta Fin Diseases



betta fin rot

The first key indicator of stress and disease.   When there are obvious changes in a betta‘s fins it’s time to test the water and watch for other symptoms. When trying to diagnose bettas based on their fins it is important to observe other symptoms as well. If you do not see any other ailments […] Read more »

Betta Fish Compatibility



Blue Male Betta Fish

Though they are nicknamed siamese fighting fish, bettas do not have to live alone. Every betta splenden will react differently to new tank mates. Some Betta fish get along with nearly anyone you put them with and some get stressed out and may become defensive. Remember that bettas require warm freshwater conditions, so be sure […] Read more »

Columnaris (Cotton Wool Disease, Flex, Flexibacter)



Betta Columnaris

What is Columnaris? Columnaris disease is caused by Flexibacter Columnaris bacteria. It has many nick names including cotton wool disease, cotton mouth, flex or mouth fungus. It is a disease that is often mistaken for a fungal infection due to lesions that have a mold-like appearance. Infection occurs in  fish that have been stressed out […] Read more »

Betta Constipation



red male betta

Betta constipation is typically the result of poor feeding habits. There’s a good chance that your betta has been overfed. It can be difficult to know how much to feed to your betta fish. One main issue is the rumor floating around that a beta should be allowed to eat as much as he/she can […] Read more »

Betta Aquarium: Supply List



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Here’s what you’ll need for a successful betta aquarium setup.     Be sure you have everything you need for a successful fish tank with this betta aquarium supply checklist. Read all about what you need to buy and how it plays a part in an aquatic habitat. Also included are money-saving tips and a […] Read more »

Betta Fish Aquarium for Beginners



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Here are some simple guidelines to remember when deciding how to home your betta fish. Housing a betta fish alone in a bowl is perfectly acceptable as long as you provide the special care a betta bowl requires. However, you may eventually feel ready to take on more advanced fish keeping. Having tank mates for […] Read more »

Clean a Betta Bowl in 5 Easy Steps



Betta Fish Bowl

How to clean a betta bowl Now that you have established your betta bowl it is time to learn how to maintain it. You should follow the steps below once a week to keep your betta happy and healthy. Step 1: Purchase non-refrigerated drinking water. Drinking water is free of all contaminants including chlorine, heavy […] Read more »

How To Set Up a Betta Bowl in Six Easy Steps



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The easy way to get your betta bowl going!   Bettas are unique not only due to their bright colors and fin display but also because  they can live in a bowl. This is because betta fish use gills and breathe air with a lung-like organ in their head called the “labyrinth”. Bettas are fun […] Read more »