Betta Close Up, originally uploaded by sammorrowphotography. Q: CL wrote, I have a Betta, my first fish. He is in a three gallon tank that has a filter and light. It’s the Eclipse System Tank and has a replaceable carbon filter. I feed him freeze dried blood worms. I see that after looking at your blog that is not good and I am changing that to frozen. He is a beautiful … [Read more...] about Betta Changes Color
Photo provided by original emailer. If abdominal bloating doesn’t subside after a few days of fasting, the diagnosis may turn to Dropsy. Q: AC wrote, I think i have a problem, for the last month my betta has been getting fatter and fatter. Until recently I thought it was just a bit of overfeeding. Then I saw your website and the message from SK on 2.22.2007. I have a very … [Read more...] about Dropsy: Ruling Out Constipation
LD wrote: OK, if you buy a female w/ no intent to breed her, what happens to the eggs? Does she spawn them w/ out a male and they just don’t get fertilized, or does she re-absorb them? Also, frozen food has us a bit stumped. It comes in little cubes, do you feed it frozen? Do you let one cube thaw and feed from that. Do you refrigerate it? I know, silly questions, … [Read more...] about How to Feed Frozen Fish Foods
Q: Anon wrote, I have a bit of an unrelated question. I was wondering how long can a betta go without being fed? I am a student and am planning to travel home for spring break. I take the fish home on longer vacations but was wondering if it would be possible to leave them for a week? My two bettas are both in heated 2.5 gallon tanks. I could take them with me, but I always … [Read more...] about How Many Days Can Bettas Go Without Food?
Q: T wrote, Where can you buy “live” food? I keep reading that our pal Ruby needs a varied diet and that live food is preferred but where do I buy it and how do I store it and how long does it last? I am sorry to keep pestering you, but I am so interested in treating our little guy right. A: You’re not pestering at all. In fact you gave me the idea for Live Food Week. I’m going … [Read more...] about Live Betta Foods