Posts by Christie F.

About Christie F.

Christie F is a Betta splendens hobbyist that enjoys spending time caring for her fish and helping new betta keepers learn the ropes.

Betta Fish Poll Results: What Do You Think of Pet Store Betta Cups?

Please don’t drink me, originally uploaded by funky_cheetah. The final results for the Betta Fish Poll: What do you think of Pet Store Betta Cups? 54% (31 Votes) Way too small to be humane42% (24 Votes) OK for a short time0% (0 Votes) They’re fine. Bettas don’t need much3% (2 Votes) Huh? What cups? This [...]

Should Betta Fish Breeders Stop Breeding Veil Tail Bettas?

Do you think betta fish breeders should stop breeding veil tails? Up until a few short years ago, the only betta fish you could find at the large commercial fish stores like PetCo, Petsmart and Walmart were the standard veil tail betta. Double-tail, Crowntail, Delta and Halfmoon bettas were an oddity shared only by breeders. [...]

New Betta Fish Isn’t Very Active

Daffodil, originally uploaded by hypnotic_mist. EP Wrote, Hi Christie! First off, thanks so much for taking the time to read this, it’s a big help! I bought a betta last Friday, (Davey Jones) and I find he’s been acting strange ever since I got him home. Granted, I do know each individual fish is different, [...]

The 4 Most Common Signs of Illness in Betta Fish

Sick betta fish can be cured, much of the time, if you can figure out what is ailing your betta.

Betta Bite – Active Healthy Bettas

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may know that I am working on a fresh new face for One small part of the new site will be BETTA BITES – quick tips full of useful and important information in just a sentence or two. I don’t have a hard set [...]

Angry Petitioners Fight Tiny Betta Fish Cups

fishy fish, originally uploaded by hessiebell. Petitioners in Scotland are furious that local fish stores are housing their Siamese Fighting Fish(Betta splendens) in small containers instead of larger holding tanks, much like they do here in the United States. While there are laws protecting pet shop animals a loophole in the Pet Animals Act 1951 [...]

How to Disinfect (Sanitize) Your Aquarium with Bleach

Bleach is one of the safest and most effective methods for sanitizing an aquarium before the initial set-up.

Sideways Swimming Betta

Sir ‘Enry the Ninth of Sidewinder, originally uploaded by Mean and Pinchy. AB wrote, Hey I was looking at your site and thought you could help me out. 1. How long have you had your betta? 1 to a 1 1/2 2. What is the water volume or tank size? It hold about 2 to [...]

Top 5 Betta Fish Websites of 2009!

Betta splendens 3, originally uploaded by copepodo. I like to think of as the best Betta website on the web but sure as Bettas are feisty, I am bias. Nippyfish isn’t the only Betta-centric site out there, so I thought I would take a moment to nod my cap at some other great sites [...]

Female Betta Blowing Bubble Nest.

Trad PK Copper M – Betta-Online, originally uploaded by Daniella Vereeken. Q: MB wrote, I have a strange problem; my female Betta is making bubble nests (unless I have a male with VERY short fins). I had a male and female in an aquarium together for almost 10 months…not a nipped fin or hint of [...]

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