Yes bettas can live in a filterless tank/bowl but sometimes you get tired of having to clean his tank every week or every other week. I have several tanks of varying sizes and decided that anything over 2 gallons needed a filter. I saw the air filters (have a sponge that your air tube fits into). … Read more about Air Filters for Betta-Good or Bad?
The neon tetra is a small schooling fish that is a very active community fish. They are not aggressive and are not known to be tail biters. The most popular neon are those that add a touch of red, white and blue to your tank but there is a less popular orange neon. Neons do need some sort of air … Read more about Betta Friends, The Neon Tetra
Everyone has seen the beautiful fins of the betta splendin - like a large flowing flag showing his colors. Yes, these are male bettas. But do you know what the females look like? Did you know females can sometimes exhibit longer finnage than usual? Here are some other ways you can sex your … Read more about Male or Female?
You can see my "medicine cabinet" for bettas above. A lot of readers are curious what I would have in such a thing. A lot of people want to know how they can create one for themselves. Why is a betta medicine cabinet important? I find it is helpful to have all your stuff in one place. Also, it is … Read more about The Betta Medicine Cabinet
No matter how long we want our bettas to live, there comes a time in our lives, and theirs, when their death becomes inevitable. How can we better grieve for our little guys. No matter how hard you try, your betta's life will eventually come to an end be it to an untreatable illness or old age. … Read more about A Betta Goodbye
Information on caring for the female betta is hard to find - especially females as pets and not breeding fish. Hopefully, I will be able to help you better understand the female betta. The female betta is a lot different than the males. Not only are they different physically, they are different … Read more about Betta Females-observations
Keeping a betta at work is a tad bit different than your betta at home. For one you have to consider water changes are more "timely" and "watched" by others as well as feeding and care. Feeding is a large issue because one - if you are not there, who will feed him? two - what if someone is … Read more about Caring for a Betta at Work
When people are talking about their fish, any non-fish hobbyiest can pick up that ammonia is a bad thing. They may even get the feeling that nitrites and nitrates are bad. They might not understand the how's and why's of it, but they definitely know it's bad. First, definitions: Ammonia is … Read more about Ammonia, Nitrates & Nitrites OH MY