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Do Bettas Need Light?

Q: A wrote, Hi. I was wondering if I need a light for my betta tank. Will it hurt my betta if I don’t provide a lamp? A: Bettas do have a natural cycle that revolves around day and night. Many of us replicate that cycle by providing a light hood or lamp. When darkness [...]

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Popeye Disease (Exophthalmia) in Bettas

Q: Anonymous wrote: Help. My bettas eye was really swollen when I woke up this morning. I think it might pop out. Is there anything I can do to save him? A: It sounds like you are describing Exophthalmia, commonly known as Popeye. Popeye is a symptom easily identified by the swelling or protrusion of [...]

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Very high pH Tap Water Unsafe for Aquarium Fish

Fish like Otocinclus catfish are very sensitive to pH changes. Q: T wrote, I don’t think my tap water is safe for fish. I tested the pH out of the tap and it was 8.9 and my KH was almost non-existent. What can I do so that it won’t shock my fish? Should I treat [...]

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Involve the Kids: Caring for Bettas

Above: Marineland Eclipse 6 Aquarium Kit Q: SM wrote, My 7 year old son has been asking for a pet and my husband and I have agreed to a small aquarium. After doing some research it seems like a betta might be the best way to go. They’re easy to care for and I like [...]

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