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Bettas Don’t Do Vegetarian

The Morning Stretch Originally uploaded by oliviermela. Q: HB wrote, Can bettas feed off the roots of plants? A: I can only assume you have read the instructions that come with many Peace Lily Vase set-ups. The instructions often say that bettas will live at the base of the plant and pick nutrients or algae [...]

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Choosing Food for Bettas

Male Betta Splenden Originally uploaded by nippyfish. Q: L wrote, Is there a specific brand of flake or pellet food that is best for bettas? Should I go with something specifically made for them like Betta Bites or Omega One Betta Buffet? A: There are a lot of great commercial fish foods out there that [...]

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Sexing Bettas: The Ovipositor

Q: P wrote, Is there any way to tell the difference between a short finned male betta and a female? I want to buy a short finned male but don’t want to end up with a female from the breeder. Thanks. A: The difference between plakat (short finned) male and female Bettas can be a [...]

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Protein Layer: Unsightly Surface Film

Q: HC wrote, There is a sludgy film on the surface of my 2.5 gallon betta tank. I’m not sure what it could be from but I’m worried it’ll make by betta sick. Even if it isn’t harmful I think it looks ugly and I’d like to know how to get rid of it. A: [...]

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