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?
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 … Read more about What can go in my betta’s water?
ABSTRACT Mycobacterium marinum Aronson is generally known as a pathogen of fishes. Since 1962 it has been recognized as causing localized infections on the extremities of humans. Three cases are reported, with cures being effected by use of clarithromycin, ethambutol, minocycline, and rifampin. … Read more about Human Mycobacterium marinum Aronson Infections
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. … 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 … Read more about Building a Betta Friendly Community Tank
Monogenetic trematodes (Monogenea) are parasitic flatworms mostly found on the gills, fins, skin, and eggs of freshwater and saltwater fishes. They vary in size from about 100 microns to 2 to 3 cm in length. They hold onto their hosts via a combination of hooks, anchors, and suckers at their … Read more about Monogenea of Fishes
Hyperplasia is a fancy way of saying abnormal increase in cell numbers or cell numbers "gone wild" leading to a size increase of the affected tissue or organ; it can also be used as another term for benign growth, or tumor. Hyperplasia can be induced by many things, including chronic inflammation, … Read more about Hyperplasia in Fishes
It is a well-known fact that male bettas cannot share a tank. They are aggressive and will fight, sometimes to the death. Many people can and do keep their male and females (only one male betta in the tank) in community tanks with other fish like gourami's and neon tetras Females bettas are … Read more about Community Females