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10 Tips for Medicating Betta Fish

If you keep Betta fish long enough, eventually you will have to deal with treating an illness. Bettas are not particularly resilient fish and are susceptible to a host of common diseases from bacterial infections to viruses and parasitic infestations. Minor problems like split fins or a lost scales can typically be healed on their [...]

Buying Bettas from a Breeder

Betta breeders are always developing beautiful new breeds of betta fish that simply aren’t available in the big box pet stores. These fish are almost exclusively shipped to buyers by mail. There are some minor variations when buying a betta from a breeder, but it basically goes like this:   Buying Bettas Direct from a Breeder [...]

10 Reasons to Cycle your Betta Tank

Tank cycling is when we assist our aquarium in growing a colony of beneficial bacteria that will consume dangerous ammonia and nitrite, the byproducts of fish waste and other decaying organic debris. This is a naturally occurring process that, given the right conditions, would occur anyway in your tank. When you cycle your tank you simply allow [...]

Symptoms of Dropsy in Betta Fish

Dropsy is the term we use to describe the severe bloating or pinecone appearance our betta fish take on as a result of organ failure.

10 Reasons Why Betta Fish May be the Pet for You

Personality, style and size are just a few great reasons for getting a Betta fish.

The 4 Most Common Signs of Illness in Betta Fish

Sick betta fish can be cured, much of the time, if you can figure out what is ailing your betta.

How to Disinfect (Sanitize) Your Aquarium with Bleach

Bleach is one of the safest and most effective methods for sanitizing an aquarium before the initial set-up.

Giving Your Betta up for Adoption

Too often people choose to ignore their fish until it succumbs or decide to euthanize a perfectly healthy fish without first attempting to find it a new home.

The Nitrogen Cycle & Fishless Cycling Method

In an aquarium or fish bowl the fish give off waste, which over a short time breaks down into toxic ammonia.