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?
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