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 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 »

What are betta fish?



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Siamese fighting fish, otherwise known as betta fish, are very well-known and have been one of the most popular fish to keep.   Being one of over 60 species belonging to the genus “betta”(BAY-tuh), betta splendens are one of the few ornamental strains making them easily recognized by their diverse vibrant colors and long flowing tail […] Read more »

Betta Fin Diseases



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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 »

Betta Constipation



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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 Tuberculosis



Betta Fish Tuberculosis

What is Betta Tuberculosis? To many it can come as a surprise to hear tuberculosis come up in the world of betta fish. When you take a look at their anatomy, however, it starts to make sense. Tuberculosis is primarily an infection of the lungs. Since betta fish have the labyrinth organ, which acts as […] Read more »

Betta Fish Aquarium: Selecting One That’s Right For You



Betta Aquarium

How do I choose the best betta aquarium for my needs?   Buying an aquarium is a commitment and an investment. That means you need to make sure that you’ll be completely satisfied with the end result. You may see one that looks cool but may come to find that cleaning it is more intricate […] Read more »