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 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 »

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 »

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 Fish Compatibility



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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 Aquarium: Complete Setup Guide



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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 »