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More on Betta Vases

fish vase Originally uploaded by justmouse. Q: AZ wrote, I know you don’t think Betta vases are a good idea but is there any way to make them work? I have one and I can’t afford to upgrade to an aquarium. A: Betta vases aren’t all bad in their own right, but they come with [...]

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What is a Plakat Betta?

We now have a whole page dedicated to the beautiful short-finned Plakat Betta. Learn where they came from and how to pick the perfect Plakat. Q: MJ wrote, What is a Plakat Betta? A: In Western countries a Plakat (pronounced pla-COT) bettas are a short-finned variety of Betta Splendens. The bettas were originally selected out [...]

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Starting Out with Bettas

Q: S wrote, I am 12 years old and I want to get an aquarium with one male betta fish. My mom says I can have one if I do the research first and promise to take good care of betta fish. Can you tell me what I need to start the aquarium? Can you [...]

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Low Light Plants for Betta Aquarium

Q: PL wrote, Nippyfish, can your recommend some good low light plants for my betta tank? A: There are several great options for low maintenance aquatic plants where lighting is an issue. Anubias, Cryptocoryne, Microsorium and Vesicularia are all excellent choices. Anubias are robust wide leafed plants imported from Africa. They do very well in [...]

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