Betta Fish Names



betta fish names

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 »

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 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 Aquarium: Complete Setup Guide



betta aquarium

How to set up a new betta aquarium When deciding to set up a new aquarium, it is important to know that the longer you can wait on fish, the better. Water conditions are very unstable when starting a new aquarium, even with “Instant” water additives. I strongly suggest you cycle your tank before adding […] 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 »

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



betta fish in a bowl

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 »