Q: IW wrote, My local fish store told me I didn’t need a heater for my betta tank. Is this true? A: A betta tank should be warm and stable at an optimal temperature of about 78F (25.5C). A few wild species of bettas are naturally found in waters in the low 70s but the more common tank raised Betta … Read more about Betta Water Temperature
Q: TF wrote, Christie, I can’t afford live plants for my betta tank. Can I use plastic plants instead? A: As long as the plants you choose don’t have sharp pieces that will tear fragile betta fins it doesn’t matter if they are real or fake. A helpful way to determine if your plants are safe is to … Read more about Plastic Plants OK for Betta?
Q: RF wrote, Hi Christie, I recently bought a betta fish. It was the healthiest looking one I could find but one of his fins is clamped. I don’t know why and like to cure it if I can. On the previous site I could find clamped fins under the Symptoms/illness & disease but now I can’t see … Read more about Betta with Clamped Fins
Q: LR Wrote: Hi Christie, I really need you help. My betta is severely constipated and I have tried to do everything possible, I tried to give him the Daphnia and he won’t eat anything but pellets. He was eating bloodworms when this happened. I have soaked him in Epson salt bath, but that … Read more about Constipated Betta
Q: KD Wrote, Can you put a male and female betta together? What are the precaustions we should know. Is nipping at each other common? A: Unless you are spawning you really don’t want to keep male and female bettas together. Even when you are trying to breed them it’s not uncommon for one or both … Read more about Housing Males with Females
I have reposted the new Nippyfish.net There are still some issues to work out. I have noticed that Explorer makes it look a little funny but all in all, I’m pleased. I could not have anticipated it’s success. It’s had over 30,000 hits since its original launching in January 2005. I think the new … Read more about Nippyfish.net ReDesigned!
I purchased three tanks for breeding Dwarf Gouramis. Buying them new would be too expensive so I posted a wanted add on Craigslist.org and let the tanks come to me. I ended up with a 29 gal [110 ltr] main tank and a 10 gal [38 ltr] rearing that I purchased from a young woman in Beverly, MA as well … Read more about 29 Gal Set Up