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 … Read more about 10 Tips for Medicating Betta Fish

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 … Read more about Buying Bettas 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 … Read more about 10 Reasons to Cycle your Betta Tank

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. Tiny white speckles, like sugar granules are probably a sign of Ich parasites while swollen body with puffed out scales is likely a signal your betta has Dropsy. Fins melting away? Fin rot is probably to … Read more about The 4 Most Common Signs of Illness in Betta Fish

How to Disinfect (Sanitize) Your Aquarium with Bleach

Q: TA wrote, A few weeks ago my betta died from Dropsy (I think) and I want to get a new one. How do I sanitize my aquarium so that my new betta doesn’t pick up the germs? Is bleach safe to use in an aquarium? A: Bleach is one of the safest and most effective methods for sanitizing an aquarium … Read more about How to Disinfect (Sanitize) Your Aquarium with Bleach