Betta Hammock



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Zoo Med’s Betta Bed Leaf Hammock A product review from personal experience   The intention of the Betta Hammock is to provide a resting spot near the surface for quick access to fresh air. My bettas have absolutely clung to the betta hammock and lounge around quite a bit! The naturalistic leaf is attached to […] Read more »

Betta Fish Behavior



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When we first hear about bettas, we wonder “what are betta fish?” After reading about their history and origins we find ourselves wanting to know more about betta fish. We want to know who they are rather than just what they are. • What interesting behaviors do betta fish possess? • Do all bettas act the same or […] Read more »

Betta Disease Guide



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I know it can be frustrating to have an injured or sick betta fish and have to sift through many articles trying to figure out a correct diagnosis. I have made this organized, easy-to-read chart so you can quickly diagnose and treat your betta splenden. All ailments are linked up with a more detailed article […] Read more »

Betta Body Rot



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Body Rot is easily confused with Fin Rot because they share similar names.   The fact of the matter is they are quite different. Fin rot is caused by a bacteria called “Pseudomonas” and is an external primary disease caused by stress and poor water conditions. Body rot is caused by a bacteria called “Aeromonas” […] Read more »

Betta Fish Names



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What’s in a name?   It seems as though a lot of people have a hard time coming up with betta fish names. After all, many people will tell you that a betta is “just a fish”. This makes it easy to feel a little silly bothering with a name. I have found in my […] Read more »

Lymphocystis



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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 Fin Rot



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Those who are new to owning betta fish or fish-keeping in general often make the mistake of treating fin rot as a fungal infection.   This makes sense due to the brown filmy appearance you often see associated with this disease. However, fin rot is actually a type of bacterial infection (pseudomonas). Along with fin […] Read more »

Betta Fungus Infection



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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



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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 Finnage



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Several different betta finnage and scale variations have been developed thanks to  breeders around the world. The ancestors of betta splendens and those living in the wild are dull in color and do not possess the showy fin variations we see today. Thanks to selective breeding, betta fish now come in a huge array of […] Read more »