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When Bettas Jump the Tank

Frost, lost to a tragic jumping incident. Q: LF wrote, Help my betta jumped out of the bowl. I found him on the floor still alive and put him in his bowl. He’s on the bottom kind of breathing heavily. He’s not on his side or anything. What can I do? A: Oh, how stressful [...]

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Anabantoid Nursery: Cutting the Current

Stop filter current by easily modifying a tank divider Q: BB wrote, I keep my male betta in a large community aquarium. I’m afraid he can’t build a bubblenest on account of the current. Is there any advice you can offer? A: Hunny, I’ve got more advice then I know what to do with. Because [...]

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Planaria and Aquaria

Q: W wrote, I think my tank is infested with parasites. There are tiny white worms crawling on my aquarium glass. Should I treat with Rid-Ich or another parasite medication? A: It sounds like you are describing planaria. Planaria are small freshwater organisms that are found all over the world and commonly make their way [...]

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Leaving Your Bettas While on Vacation

Q: GA wrote, Christie, I’m leaving town for four days and am afraid to ask a friend to feed my bettas for me. I like to feed a combination of live and frozen foods and I think it might be too much to ask of any of my close friends or relatives. Will my fish [...]

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