The topic of whether Betta fish should be housed together in a sorority or not seems to be never ending. Some fish enthusiasts warn that in no circumstances other than for strictly breeding should two Bettas ever be tank mates. On the other hand, scientists have conducted a number of tests of the species concluding that Betta females can live happily together with minimal … [Read more...] about Betta Sorority
What Other Fish Can Betta Fish Live With? You've probably heard that there's not many fish that can live alongside a Betta Fish. After all Betta Fish are highly territorial and can be aggressive towards other fish. Right? As long as you avoid certain triggers. Betta Fish can happily live with other fish. … [Read more...] about Fish That Can Live With Bettas
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?
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 supply be it from an air pump or filter. You do not want to have too strong of a … [Read more...] about Betta Friends, The Neon Tetra
It can take me up to an hour to select a betta for my little finned family so you really do not want to know how long it takes me to put together a neat little home for him/her. Yes - we can safely say more than an hour. I have been asked on several occasions what types of things can and cannot go in a betta bowl and how do you know what they like. Some of the basics to … [Read more...] about What Belongs in a Betta Tank
Microworms are very small nematodes that are on the jungle floor. Microworms can be used as live food for most fish species and are smaller than newly hatched brine shrimp so they accommodate the smaller fry. They are also incredibly easy to culture and generally stay suspended in the water before falling to the bottom. The first thing you will need to do is make the … [Read more...] about Raising Your Own Microworms
Everyone that is a fish-a-holic wants to have a nice display in the tank but also provide a safe living environment for their fish. The betta owner is no different. Even though a betta can survive in just enough water to keep him wet, that does not mean he is happy there. The first thing we suggest is that you have at least a tank/bowl that is one gallon in size. A 1/2 gallon … [Read more...] about What can go in my betta’s water?
As humans expand as a species and industry becomes more and more widespread, the water changes - and in essence, we as aquatics people must watch the water we are putting in our aquariums and make sure it is optimal for our fish of choice - the betta. First, let's go over what the betta prefers. The Betta splenden prefers warmer waters with a consistent temperature. That … [Read more...] about Water Conditions
As I have researched through the internet, I find that there are slim-to-none, when it comes to websites that state the kinds of fish that are compatible community partners with the Betta splendens. This may be due to the fact that Betta have their own personalities. Some, regardless of sex or age, will just not go well with any type of fish you pair them with. Also, if you … [Read more...] about Building a Betta Friendly Community Tank
Daily tank checks should be done in order to catch problems with living specimens or tank equipment before specimens are lost. Following is a list of items to look for/do during tank checks (Part of this list was from my handbook on how to operate the J. L. Scott Aquarium, where tanks had to be maintained for a daily inspection by the public and politicians. Private tanks … [Read more...] about Daily Tank Checks