It's a long story, but necessary to illustrate how my obsession with bettas turned from triumph to tragedy all in one year. I got my first betta about a year ago when I was going into my first ye ar at college. I was looking for a simple-to-care-for pet that was fun and exciting (little did I … Read more about My Experience female community tanks
So you are a Betta fanatic. So you have a TON of Bettas. Or maybe just a few. ;) However, you don't know where to put them, or how to make them look like they have a comfortable place in your home? I have a few suggestions that you just might take to heart, then! First, you have to be very … Read more about Betta, betta everywhere. Now what?
I've read over and over and over again about how you should never put a female in with a male unless she is with eggs. Except for a small article I found on Petsmart.com where it said a male can be kept with females and gentle fish, I thought that the guys would be bachelors forever (except for … Read more about My Experience Male & Female Cohabitation
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
This article is dedicated to the unnamed Royal Blue and Magenta Betta that tragically died of a protozonine illness and to Dexter, the red betta that inspired this article. If you have read much about betta genetics, it is likely you have heard that some reds don't stay that way. If you're like … Read more about My Experience in Color Morphs
Opinions vary so much on this subject that it is hard to give a reasonable answer. The Americans for instance have what is known as "cycling", which is the period of time a tank has to remain empty of fish until the good bacteria have established themselves and are controlling the conditions of the … Read more about How Long Do You Wait Before Adding Fish? – and other tips
In this article I will be talking about my experiences with a West African substrate spawner, the Hemichromis bimaculatus, commonly known as the Two Spotted Jewel Cichlid. Keep in mind that not all substrate spawners will partake in these exact events from one specie of fish to another. All … Read more about My Experiences With A Substrate Spawner Hemichromis bimaculatus, the Jewel Cichlid
They decided many years ago that four inches by four inches of surface area per inch of fish was the correct formula in a tank without aeration, and this still stands today, even with all the technology that is available. A four inch by four inch square of surface area per inch of fish is the … Read more about How Many Fish?