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Female Bettas in a Community Tank

Jezebel Originally uploaded by Jezebel3. Q: GT wrote, Hi Christie. I would like to put together a female betta tank but I keep getting conflicting information on how big it should be and the number of girls you can keep together safely. I really don’t think I can afford anything bigger then a 10 gallon [...]

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My New Betta Fish is Skittish

Q: SB wrote, I just brought home a new betta last night and he is acting skittish when I approach his bowl. Is there something I can do to keep him calm? A: Adjusting to a new tank can be stressful for some bettas. To help ease the transition you can place your betta in [...]

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New Betta Won’t Eat

Q: FP wrote, Christie, I just bought a crowntail male from a breeder 3 days ago and he won’t eat anything I give him. I have tried Bio-Gold pellets, betta bites and flakes. Is he stressed out from being shipped? I’m afraid he’s going to starve to death. A: Acclimating to a new environment can [...]

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Tank Mates for 10 gal Betta Aquarium

Q: B wrote, I just finished cycling a 10 gallon tank for my betta, Mo. I want to add some other fish. I was thinking of some guppies, a snail and maybe some kind of algae eater. Will this be okay for my tank? How many more fish can I add? Thanks. A: A 10 [...]

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