Water Conditions

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

Monogenea of Fishes

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 in 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

Community Females

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

Daily Tank Checks

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 … Read more about Daily Tank Checks