Aging Betta Fish



aging betta fish

It is difficult to know when exactly your betta will begin to exhibit signs of old age. This is mostly due to pet stores not knowing when their stock has been born. Bettas do not reach shelf spots until they are exhibiting colors which is around 6 months. Many pet stores sell bettas that are […] Read more »

Lymphocystis



betta fish white bump

A virus that is very uncommon, but has a high rate of infection. It is not caused by the usual pathogens and organisms that come and go in your tank. It is introduced from an outside source. Infected fish and even infected tank decorations and gravel can cause an outbreak in your tank. Even though […] Read more »

Betta Fungus Infection



fungus infected fish eggs

Saprolegnia;   Also referred to as “water mold” is a secondary infection caused by fungus. This fungus is in every tank and typically feeds off of fish waste and uneaten food. This explains why you will not have to fear for this infection unless there is a prior problem to your betta’s health. In very […] Read more »

Betta Anchor Worms



betta anchor worms

Lernaea;   Also known as “Anchor Worms” get their nick name due to their anchor shaped head. They are a parasitic crustacean that swims freely throughout the water. Eventually they latch on to a host(your betta) and will burrow their way down into your betta’s flesh. When the anchor worms burrow too far it becomes […] Read more »

Betta Fish Ich



betta fish with ich

What is Ich?   Ich or Ichthyophthirius (pronounced “ick”) is a free swimming protozoan parasite that infects the skin of fish. The infection can also take place within the gills which is much harder to detect making it more dangerous and threatening to your tank. Parasites embedded in the skin create small white cysts. This […] Read more »