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Black Worms Better for Bettas?

Q: SN wrote, Dear Nippyfish,Are live black worms safe to feed to my betta or could they cause a parasitic infestation? If they are safe, what is the best way to keep them alive and how many should I feed at a time? Should I feed them only as a treat?Thanks. A: In my opinion [...]

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How to Pronounce Betta

Q: T wrote, Hi Christie, I was wondering how you pronounce Betta. Do you say “bed-dah” or “bay-dah”? I know the real way is “bed-dah” but I can’t get used to saying it that way. Even the people at PetsMart say “bay-dah.” A: It’s true, the proper pronunciation of Betta is “bed-tah” and not “bay-tah.” [...]

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Global Warming: Wake Up Washington!

A Rant: I read something so disturbing today that I decided to write about it rather then post the usual Betta splenden Q&A. It most certainly is still relevant, it’s just a break from the norm. The Washington, DC Express Newspaper posts a daily poll and Friday’s question asked, “Do you think human activity is [...]

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Apple Snails and Bettas

Q: SL wrote, Nippy, Can I put an Apple Snail in with my betta? A: Apple Snails often make good tank mates for Bettas. There are a few things to prepare for before buying your Apple Snail. First, like aquarium fish, Apple Snails are sensitive to poor water quality and can be harmed by ammonia, [...]

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