In this article we will address all the initial and ongoing costs of owning a Betta fish. Many of these costs you will be familiar with but some of these costs are missed by expectant Betta parents. It is important to research the cost before purchasing a pet to ensure you can afford them initially but also on a week to week basis. Betta fish have a lifespan of approximately … [Read more...] about The Cost of Setting Up and Caring for a Betta Fish
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Information on caring for the female betta is hard to find - especially females as pets and not breeding fish. Hopefully, I will be able to help you better understand the female betta. The female betta is a lot different than the males. Not only are they different physically, they are different in personality traits. The female betta is best identified by her short fins … [Read more...] about Betta Females-observations
Ruth wrote: This is a fairly long story here but I feel it is very important. Please bear with me. I am fairly new at this betta obsession. I have been at it a little over a month now. It was not something I decided to do on my own. I, in fact, am one of the people who received a betta in a bowl gift. Not having a clue on how to care for the little guy, I started … [Read more...] about Bettas & Filters. My experience – Negative Results.
Always being a fish person, when I went to purchase a betta and a small home for him, I didn't think it would change my life. My first guy lost his fins to fin rot one week after I brought him to my office. This prompted me to look on the internet for more information regarding this disease. I found a host of information on the disease as well as bettas in general, but the … [Read more...] about My Experience in Breeding
If you stop to watch your betta for a few minutes you will see him surface, sticking his mouth above water, to suck in air. Though they have gills, they still rely on their labyrinth organ (similar to lungs) to gain oxygen from the atmosphere. This allows them to survive in poorly oxygenated waters where other fish species would suffocate and parish. Betta fish spend much of … [Read more...] about Betta Fish Hammock
What Are Dominant and Recessive Genes? Betta breeders are most interested in understanding and manipulating genes for either color or tail type. Understanding the various genes and traits and how they are manipulated can be complicated. One of the first things you need to understand is the difference between dominant and recessive traits and how they affect what you will get … [Read more...] about Understanding Dominant and Recessive Genes in Betta Fish
Betta breeders are always developing beautiful new breeds of betta fish that simply aren’t available in the big box pet stores. These fish are almost exclusively shipped to buyers by mail. There are some minor variations when buying a betta from a breeder, but it basically goes like this: Buying Bettas Direct from a Breeder Your breeder takes great care in conditioning … [Read more...] about Buying Bettas from a Breeder
So you need to know where to buy Betta Fish. Fortunately, bettas are easy to come by if you’re not too picky about the color or fin type you are looking for. Just about every fish store and general pet store has rows of colorful bettas for sale. Big Box Store Bettas Years ago the only betta fish available at most fish stores were male, veil-tail bettas. Around 2004 female … [Read more...] about Betta Fish For Sale | Where to Buy Bettas
Did you know that Bettas can tell you how they feel? Well, not with words but rather through body language. Bettas use all kinds of physical displays to send a message. One of the most commonly observed displays is the spreading of their fins and gill covers in an impressive display that says, “BACK OFF BUDDY!” Bettas also have more subtle ways of illustrating how they … [Read more...] about Breeding or Fear Stripes?