The ‘Betta splendens’ Category

Nippyfish Gets 100,000 Hits!

Dance, originally uploaded by Siggav. Yay! We Did It. Nippyfish.net and Nippyfish: A Betta Blog has reached it’s 100,000 hit mark just this morning. I offer my most sincere thanks to everyone who has visited the site, written in with their questions and comments, subscribed to the blog and to those who have voted at [...]

Thermal Shock & Chlorine Poisoning

humpingtheheater150, originally uploaded by rkbentley. Q: KM wrote, When doing a total water change for our male betta, “Patches”, my 6 year old daughter thought she was helping, and decided to fill the aquarium with tap water and to ahead a put the fish in when I stepped away to take care of another matter. [...]

When Stress Overcomes your Betta

Cat Fish, originally uploaded by phlora. Q: LL wrote, I am struggling with the death of my betta. I lost him on Friday, after having him for a year and 4 months. He was doing just great until 2 months ago when he started hanging around at the bottom of the tank more. I did [...]

Preparing a New Home for your Betta

oops..had an accident on his chair, originally uploaded by missyum. Q: SO wrote, I am so glad to have come across your extremely helpful website! Finally, somewhere to find answers that make sense. About 1 1/2 year ago, we adopted a betta that my daughter’s class could no longer care for. At that time, he [...]

First Betta: Size, Lighting, Water Changes & Other Great Questions

betta3, originally uploaded by girlpirate. Q: CBN wrote: Hey Christie! Great site. I’ve enjoyed reading your site and Blog. I’m a new enthusiast from Colombia, and wanted your advice on my new baby, Titan!. Despite all the ideal recommendations, I’ve made my adoption and aquarium the way I wanted it, trying to make it ideal, [...]

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.

Betta Fish Names

The whole concept of naming fish seems to be fairly unique to Bettas and a small handful of other fish. Maybe it’s because they have varying characteristics.

Two Parts to Treating Fin Rot

betta close-up, originally uploaded by Stephie189. Q: SU wrote: I am a college student at Radford University. My poor betta has developed fin rot. I have had my betta for almost a year now. He has had ich before and has cleared up fine. But now he has fin rot. I first thought the light [...]

Betta with Severely Swollen Abdomen

Q: SK wrote: I came across your website by the recommendation of a few people. My betta seems to be having a pseudo-unique health problem. He seems constipated but really grossly, but he swims as energetically as always and his appetite hasn’t waned in the slightest. He is however, grotesquely swollen. For the past week, [...]

Yucky Floating Debris in Betta Tank

Photo provided by reader JE. Here you can see all the floating debris suspended in the water. Is this detritus or something else? Q: JE wrote, I hate to be a bother but I can’t find any literature that describes what on earth is going on with my Betta Elton. I’ve had him since October. [...]

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