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
When people are talking about their fish, any non-fish hobbyiest can pick up that ammonia is a bad thing. They may even get the feeling that nitrites and nitrates are bad. They might not understand the how's and why's of it, but they definitely know it's bad. First, definitions: Ammonia is … Read more about Ammonia, Nitrates & Nitrites OH MY
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 … Read more about Betta Bubblenest-It’s Purpose
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 … 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 … Read more about Raising Your Own Microworms
Melba wrote: I bought a beautiful red crowntail who was prancing and flaring while at the store. I brought him home, put him in a one gallon footed bowl with pretty colored glass and his own little house for hiding and resting. I used tap water with a proper water conditioner. Within a couple of … Read more about My Experience-Curled Tendrils
1. If you have a betta die - scour and scald the old bowl Many fungal and bacterial growths, as well as parasites, can live in adverse conditions. When your betta passes on, it is possible the reason he/she died is still present in the tank/bowl. By cleaning the bowl thoroughly you can kill … Read more about Steps for Illness Prevention
Wouldn't it be nice if our bettas could talk to us and simply tell us that something was wrong? A silly thought of course. Although not through the use of vocabulary, our bettas do communicate to us when something is wrong. It is up to us, the betta owners, to pay close attention to the habits … Read more about What’s Wrong with my Betta?