We Are Sorry to Hear of Your Betta's Passing Unfortunately all fish including betta fish, only live so long. You have made a connection with your fish, watched them grow and flourish within their tanks and fed them daily. The memories you have made with your betta you will keep for a lifetime, although it is important to send your betta off with a special burial. In this … [Read more...] about Betta Burial – Planning the Funeral and Burial of Your Betta Fish
Betta fish begin as small eggs no bigger than 0.03 inches in diameter although within 11 weeks are approximately 1.9 inches long. By seven months old the Betta's fins have reached maximum growth and it's length will lie between 3 to 4 inches. It is important to keep in mind that the size and growth rate of your Betta ultimately depends on tank size and conditions along with … [Read more...] about Betta Growth From Birth
Color As you have probably noticed the differing colors and patterns of Betta Fish seem endless. Common in aquariums are red and blue variations of Betta fish but they also come in black, yellow, turquoise, orange, white, multi colors, marble and metallic. Betta Color Variations The following are the betta fish variations and colors: Bi Color (Bettas body will be one … [Read more...] about Different Color Variations of Betta Fish
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
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?
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 know I was to be bit by the Betta Bug!) My mom was t he one who introduced me … [Read more...] about My Experience female community tanks
You can see my "medicine cabinet" for bettas above. A lot of readers are curious what I would have in such a thing. A lot of people want to know how they can create one for themselves. Why is a betta medicine cabinet important? I find it is helpful to have all your stuff in one place. Also, it is a place you can keep all sorts of medicines and as your betta gets sick, if you … [Read more...] about The Betta Medicine Cabinet
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 careful where you put the tank. Temperature can vary by many degrees in each part of … [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 those rare honeymooning occasions.) But after not having the best of luck with … [Read more...] about My Experience Male & Female Cohabitation