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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 Not Beta — And 4 Other Facts On Betta Fish

Top 5 Facts On Betta Fish you may not know about our favorite tropical fish: Key Facts On Betta Fish : It’s a Betta Fish, not a Beta Fish Beta is the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet. Betta is...

15 Best Plants for Betta Fish Tanks: A Curated List

Do betta fish like plants in their tank? Actually, bettas LOVE plants and decorations in their tanks! They will sleep on the plants, hide in castles, swim through holes, play in the bubbles from an airstone, and occupy themselves in...

Recycle Your Dirty Fish Tank Water

Recycle your dirty fish tank water? You heard right! You’ve got a bowl or bucket of dirty water from cleaning your fish tank. What will you do with it? Well, that’s a silly question for most, as it’ll likely be...

Keeping Live Plants (Java Moss & Ferns) in Your Betta’s Tank

I used to always have tons of silk plants in my bettas’ tanks and just loved going to pick them out at the store. I was lucky to have an abundant source at one of my local pet stores. I...

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...