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Episode 1 – Water Changes and Betta Behavior

Hey gang, Welcome to the first ever Nippyfish: A Betta Blog video blog. Today I tried answering our reader email over video but am also including written info for your reference. Let us know what you think. Q: PM wrote, Thank you so much for posting a lot of useful information online. I just got [...]

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Heating Small Betta Fish Bowls

Fish Bowl-6, originally uploaded by Melissa Alicia. NS wrote, Hey. I just arrived at my college today and got a fish. I’m currently housed in a triple which leaves very little room for a fish. Before heading out to the store to get my new little bud I was just wondering what type of heater [...]

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Curing Dropsy in Betta Fish

I received a wonderful letter from a reader describing how he successfully beat Dropsy in his Betta fish. As many of you know, Dropsy is symptom of another underlying illness which manifests as severe abdominal swelling or general body swelling leading to protruding (pineconing) scales. It is believed that these symptoms are the result of [...]

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Woops! Betta Food Dumped into Fish Tank

my gold crowntail, originally uploaded by louie imaging. Q: EB wrote, I’ve had my betta fish for a couple months; it was a gift from a friend. Usually he shows the usual healthy signs but I noticed that his color has dimed and he doesn’t have that shininess to him anymore. His eyes aren’t clear [...]

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