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 »

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 Aquarium: 5 Step Water Change



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What to know before performing a routine water change     Over time fish waste and excess food drops into the gravel at the bottom of your aquarium. The toxicity increases and raises ammonia levels as well as bacterial pathogens making your aquarium unsafe for your betta fish and other tank mates. Performing water changes […] 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 for Beginners



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Here are some simple guidelines to remember when deciding how to home your betta fish. Housing a betta fish alone in a bowl is perfectly acceptable as long as you provide the special care a betta bowl requires. However, you may eventually feel ready to take on more advanced fish keeping. Having tank mates for […] Read more »