Posts Tagged ‘bettas

Can You Trust Your Local Fish Store Staff?

When buying our first betta, most of us ask our local fish store staff person for advice  before anyone else. We believe they are the experts and rarely question the soundness of their advice. After all, if they work in a fish store they must know all about fish, right?   Wrong. Sure there are [...]

Understanding Dominant and Recessive Genes in Betta Fish

What Are Dominant and Recessive Genes? Betta breeders are most interested in understanding and manipulating genes for either color or tail type. Understanding the various genes and traits and how they are manipulated can be complicated. One of the first things you need to understand is the difference between dominant and recessive traits and how [...]

A Warning About Preventative Medicine & Aquarium Fish

I want to bring back an old article that was temporarily removed when we updated our site earlier this year. We’ve been getting a ton of emails from readers treating their bettas for all sorts of diseases. I wanted to be sure to share this information as a warning to all our readers. It’s original [...]

Betta Fish For Sale | Where to Buy Bettas

Follow my blog with Bloglovin So you need to know where to buy Betta Fish. Fortunately, bettas are easy to come by if you’re not too picky about the color or fin type you are looking for. Just about every fish store and general pet store has rows of colorful bettas for sale.   Big [...]

Preparing and Feeding Blackworms to Tropical Fish

  California Blackworms (Lumbriculus Variegatus), most commonly referred to as just blackworms, are a popular tropical fish food. In addition to feeding them to my betta fish, I have used them as the primary food for my Dwarf Puffers and Gouramis. These worms are fed live and while they can be impossible to find at [...]

Bettas as Wedding Centerpieces | A Rant

With spring just around the corner, June brides everywhere are finalizing the details of their weddings from flowers to cakes, music, vows and centerpieces. The trend to use live fish, Bettas in particular, became popular more than a decade ago. With newly engaged brides popping up every day, this is a trend, I’m sorry to [...]

Lifecycle of Siamese Fighting Fish

Betta splendens go through several unique and interesting lifecycle stages. Here is a brief introduction to the Lifecycle of the Siamese Fighting Fish – Betta splendens. FERTILIZATION: During spawning, the male and female betta join in what is known as an embrace where they curl their bodies together, aligning their reproductive organs together, under the [...]

Betta Tankmates – 7 Things You Must Consider

So you are thinking about getting a buddy for your betta fish? With all the options, selecting a tankmate for your betta can be a daunting task. There is so much to consider. Here is our list of the top 7 things to consider when selecting a tankmate for your betta. 1. Betta’s Temperment – [...]

Breeding or Fear Stripes?

Did you know that bettas can tell you how they feel? Well, not with words but rather through body language. Bettas use all kinds of physical displays to send a message. One of the most commonly observed displays is the spreading of their fins and gill covers in an impressive display that says, “BACK OFF [...]

Treating Stubburn Fin Rot in Betta Fish

Shelbi with Fin Rot. Image provided by BS Q: BS wrote, My betta fish Shelbi has fin rot now. His water is and has been pristine with the parameters at their perfect spots. He had blackened tips when I bought him but I thought it was just his coloring. Now his fin tips are damaged [...]