Bettas 101
Halfmoon Betta | Photo by Chantal Wagner

An Introduction to Fighting Fish

Raising Bettas is like raising children in that everyone has an opinion on how to do it right. There is a lot of contradictory information out there and it’s my goal to break some of the myths and offer accurate and current betta care advice. I’ve listened to a lot of self acclaimed experts, breeders and enthusiasts and have comprised this site based on a great deal of research mixed with real life experience caring for these beautiful fish.
Whether you are researching for your first Betta or have spawned hundreds yourself; there is information here that can help you to raise healthier, happier fish.

First and foremost, Bettas are live animals and should be treated with the same level of care you would give any other pet. It is our responsibility, as pet owners, to care for them by giving them comfortable homes, adequate food supplies and treatment when they are sick. Aquariums (yes even fish bowls) require attention every day and usually require at least one day a week for cleanings or water parameter checks. (More on that later) If after browsing this website, you feel you cannot properly care for your Betta, I urge you to consider a different pet or none at all until you feel you can. With proper care, however, a betta can be a beautiful addition to your home.

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