Frost, lost to a tragic jumping incident.Q: LF wrote, Help my betta jumped out of the bowl. I found him on the floor still alive and put him in his bowl. He’s on the bottom kind of breathing heavily. He’s not on his side or anything. What can I do? A: Oh, how stressful for the little guy. Weather … Read more about When Bettas Jump the Tank
Stop filter current by easily modifying a tank dividerQ: BB wrote, I keep my male betta in a large community aquarium. I’m afraid he can’t build a bubblenest on account of the current. Is there any advice you can offer? A: Hunny, I’ve got more advice then I know what to do with. Because I don’t … Read more about Anabantoid Nursery: Cutting the Current
Q: W wrote, I think my tank is infested with parasites. There are tiny white worms crawling on my aquarium glass. Should I treat with Rid-Ich or another parasite medication? A: It sounds like you are describing planaria. Planaria are small freshwater organisms that are found all over the world and … Read more about Planaria and Aquaria
Q: GA wrote, Christie, I’m leaving town for four days and am afraid to ask a friend to feed my bettas for me. I like to feed a combination of live and frozen foods and I think it might be too much to ask of any of my close friends or relatives. Will my fish be ok if I don’t feed them for that long? … Read more about Leaving Your Bettas While on Vacation
Q: A wrote, Hi. I was wondering if I need a light for my betta tank. Will it hurt my betta if I don’t provide a lamp? A: Bettas do have a natural cycle that revolves around day and night. Many of us replicate that cycle by providing a light hood or lamp. When darkness falls he will sleep, which is … Read more about Do Bettas Need Light?
Q: T wrote, I don’t think my tap water is safe for fish. I tested the pH out of the tap and it was 8.9 and my KH was almost non-existent. What can I do so that it won’t shock my fish? Should I treat with pH Down? A: A lot of water treatment facilities take measures to alter the pH of your drinking … Read more about Very high pH Tap Water Unsafe for Aquarium Fish
Above: Marineland Eclipse 6 Aquarium KitQ: SM wrote, My 7 year old son has been asking for a pet and my husband and I have agreed to a small aquarium. After doing some research it seems like a betta might be the best way to go. They’re easy to care for and I like the way they look. Can you … Read more about Involve the Kids: Caring for Bettas
Q: SN wrote, Dear Nippyfish, Are live black worms safe to feed to my betta or could they cause a parasitic infestation? If they are safe, what is the best way to keep them alive and how many should I feed at a time? Should I feed them only as a treat? Thanks. A: In my opinion black worms are a … Read more about Black Worms Better for Bettas?