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Heating Options for Small Betta Fish Tanks

A stable, warm water temperature is important to keep your betta happy and healthy. Keeping a thermometer in your betta’s tank to monitor the temperature on a daily basis is a good idea. The ideal temperature for a betta is...

Betta Care: Common Activity

Bettas are feisty fish and love to be active. New owners are often surprised to find that their fish has such a unique and fun personality. Male bettas love to flare and act tough to those outside of their tank,...

Lily Vase: Not a Home for Bettas

Pretty little glass ecosystems with a gorgeous fish swimming about the roots - you know you love your fish, but are you doing what’s best for him? Most of these little items of the topic are bought because you saw...

The Ideal Size To Set Up A Betta Tank Or Bowl

Betta tank size is a controversial issue. On a purely physical level, Bettas have an efficient digestive system that doesn’t produce much waste, plus they breathe air, so they don’t absolutely need a larger space. In the wild, they basically...

Betta Care: Food Basics

What is Food Basics for betta care? 'Plenty of food...plenty of clean water.' That was what a noted breeder once said to me in answer to the question, 'How do you raise such stunning bettas?', and it was perfect in...

Betta Food: What to Feed Your Fish

What to feed your betta fish? What does it mean by Betta Food? Bettas are carnivores and need easily digestible foods high in protein. They never require vegetables, however, there are times when they can be beneficial. There are several...

Feeding Gel (or frozen/live) Food to Bettas

Feeding Gel (or frozen/live) Food to Bettas - rather than pellets or flakes Maybe you’ve tossed the idea around in your head a few times, or even had a package of frozen food in your hand, but figured my betta...

Hikari Micro Wafers: Fish Food for Bettas & Small Tropical Fish

Looking to add a new food to your betta or tropical fish’s diet? Hikari Micro Wafers are a nice option. They are smaller than the usual pellet and fish such as Tetras can even eat them.  I feed my Harlequin...

Symptoms & Treatment of Betta Fish Fungus

Fungus is a very serious illness and if spotted on your betta it is important that you begin treatment right away. Fungus, if left untreated, can very quickly take over your betta with the end result being death. The sooner...

Symptoms & Treatment of Betta Fish Internal Parasites

Causes Internal parasites are quite sneaky as there is no real sign of illness. If you feed live foods, it is possible for your betta to get internal parasites. Always buy food from a reputable source and follow proper storage...

Care & Treatment of Betta Fish Swim Bladder Disorder

What is Swim Bladder Disorder (SBD) in Bettas? If your betta fish is swimming awkwardly and you suspect swim bladder illness, you've come to the perfect place for information on how to treat it. Swim bladder illness is rather prevalent...

Symptoms & Treatment of Velvet in Betta Fish

Velvet is one of the most common diseases affecting pet fish and is brought on by one of the several species of the external parasite Oodinium. The disease can impact every Betta in the tank before the unsuspecting owner realizes...

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