The ‘Q & A’ Category

Skittish Betta Fish Too Fightened to Eat

, originally uploaded by prismaviolet. Q: JY wrote, I’m really hoping you can help me. I’ve had bettas before, but I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m at a total loss as to what to do. About a week and a half ago my betta, Billy Pilgrim, began acting like he was very scared of [...]

Betta Fish and Well Water – Conditioning Well Water for Aquariums

Betta fish named Shelbi by BSBS wrote, First off I would like to say that your website has been the most resourceful betta page I have ever found and I will be checking in very regularly; it has helped me so much! I am so excited to have found it. I have one question that [...]

How to Feed Frozen Brine Shrimp to your Betta Fish

Frozen Brine Shrimp in a Cube PackBL wrote, I really enjoy and rely on your site, and wondered if you’re still taking questions. I got some frozen brine shrimp in a grid of little packets and am wondering what I do with it – how long will it take the betta to eat through one [...]

New Betta Fish Isn’t Very Active

Daffodil, originally uploaded by hypnotic_mist. EP Wrote, Hi Christie! First off, thanks so much for taking the time to read this, it’s a big help! I bought a betta last Friday, (Davey Jones) and I find he’s been acting strange ever since I got him home. Granted, I do know each individual fish is different, [...]

Sideways Swimming Betta

Sir ‘Enry the Ninth of Sidewinder, originally uploaded by Mean and Pinchy. AB wrote, Hey I was looking at your site and thought you could help me out. 1. How long have you had your betta? 1 to a 1 1/2 2. What is the water volume or tank size? It hold about 2 to [...]

Female Betta Blowing Bubble Nest.

Trad PK Copper M – Betta-Online, originally uploaded by Daniella Vereeken. Q: MB wrote, I have a strange problem; my female Betta is making bubble nests (unless I have a male with VERY short fins). I had a male and female in an aquarium together for almost 10 months…not a nipped fin or hint of [...]

Selecting Aquarium Substrate

Betta Baby, originally uploaded by acoustic*blinK. Q: ZJ Wrote: What kind of aquarium substrate do you recommend for a 2 gallon Betta tank? A: Choosing the appropriate aquarium substrate for your tank is an important decision. First, I define aquarium substrate as the material(s) used to create the bed or floor of the aquarium. There [...]

Tips for Hiding Your Bettas Reflection

Angry Titan (RIP), originally uploaded by c4lin. Q: L wrote, I got a betta for Christmas this year and he won’t stop flaring. I upgraded the small bowl he came in for a larger, 2 ½ gallon tank with a mini-heater. I think he can see his reflection in the glass. Is there anything I [...]

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.

Betta Bouncing Back From Ammonia Burns

Lovely the Fish, originally uploaded by steve xavier. DO wrote, I received a 1 gal. wall bowl w/ bamboo plant, few rocks and red male Betta in March as an anniversary gift from my husband. Up until 1.5 weeks ago he was active, had a routine, seemed happy and healthy. We went out of town [...]

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