Setting Your Tank Up For Plants Benefits to Having Plants Having a healthy plant in your tank will help to improve the water quality by filtering out waste and removing some of the CO2 that's produced by your fish and decomposing food left in the tank. This could also reduce the frequency of water changes or at least the volume of water required to be replaced at each … [Read more...] about How To Setup an Aquatic Plant Environment For Your Betta
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). These claim to be able to filter different size tanks and they were cheaper … [Read more...] about Air Filters for Betta-Good or Bad?
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 betta. MALE BETTAS The male betta is mainly characterized by his longer flowing fins … [Read more...] about Male or Female?
You purchase your first betta and do your best to create the perfect home for him - after two days of admiring his beauty, you are stunned to wake up to a tank covered with a mass of floating bubbles. Is this normal? Will it harm him? How do you get rid of it? To simply answer these questions: yes - no - you can't. The bubblenest, in addition to other things, is one … [Read more...] about Betta Bubblenest-It’s Purpose
The answers to the last Betta Poll are in: What Do You Mainly Feed Your Betta Fish? Once again our readers have turned to the polls to tell us what they use to nourish their betta fish. This week, readers could select more than once answer and the results taught us that most Nippyfish readers feed their bettas a combination of pellets and flake or freeze dried foods. Only a few … [Read more...] about Betta Poll Results: What Do You Mainly Feed Your Betta Fish?