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Buying Doubletail Bettas Online

doubletail butterfly Originally uploaded by revs45. Q: Anon wrote, I’d like to buy a doubletail male Betta splendens. Currently my LFS only sells crowntails and veiltails. Can you recommend a breeder or online store that sells DTs? Thanks in advance. A: Doubletail Bettas (sometimes called twin tail bettas) are beautiful and I totally understand why [...]

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The Freshwater Aquarium: A Newsgroup Review

The Freshwater Aquarium discusses all aspects of freshwater fishkeeping. Tropical fish, aquatic plants, and their care. African cichlids, bettas, goldfish, oscars, koi, tetras and discus. Also discussion of fish tank setups, pond design, filters, heaters, gravel, lighting, and anything that applies to aquaria or ponds. I wanted to review the The Freshwater Aquarium newsgroup because [...]

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Terracotta in the Aquarium

Killer, September 4, 2004 Originally uploaded by flaring.      Q: C wrote, Is it ok to add a small terracotta pot to my betta’s aquarium? A: While it’s always safest to add only decorations to our tanks that are manufactured specifically for aquarium use, often we are inspired to add everyday items to our [...]

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Blind Betta: Lunges at Food

balls Originally uploaded by john.nathaniel. Q: AC wrote, I think my Betta might be going blind. When I drop pellets into his tank he lunges several times before he catches them and sometimes doesn’t catch them at all. I feel bad for him. A: I get this question more often then you’d believe. I think [...]

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