What are Daphnia? Daphnia, also known as 'water fleas' are actually crustaceans that are in the same family as shrimp, lobsters and crabs. These crustaceans are a type of plankton and are classified as invertebrates that sport a hard outer shell. Almost microscopic, Daphnia are only 1mm to 3mm long. Daphnia feed on algae, bacteria and decaying matter. Under a microscope, … [Read more...] about Hikari Bio-Pure Freeze Dried Daphnia for Pets Review
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
Summer is here and with it comes vacations spent with family and friends away from home. This time of year we get a lot of emails asking, “how long a betta fish can survive without food?” Many betta keepers are going out of town and don’t know what to do with their betta while away. Some fear leaving their fish without care for even a day or two, while others write in hoping … [Read more...] about How Long Can A Betta Survive Without Food?
We often talk about the dangers of overfeeding your betta fish here at Nippyfish.net but today I wanted to address the common problem of underfeeding your betta. With the proliferation of betta blogs and online web forums sharing betta care information with the masses, sometimes the important messages get lost. Stories of Swim Bladder Disorder and abdominal bloating are in no … [Read more...] about Are You Feeding Your Betta Enough?
California Blackworms (Lumbriculus Variegatus), most commonly referred to as just blackworms, are a popular tropical fish food. In addition to feeding them to my betta fish, I have used them as the primary food for my Dwarf Puffers and Gouramis. These worms are fed live and while they can be impossible to find at large chain pet stores like PetCo and Petsmart, they are often … [Read more...] about Preparing and Feeding Blackworms to Tropical Fish
Are you concerned that your betta isn’t eating enough? Here are four common reasons that could explain why your betta fish isn’t eating. 1. Change in Environment All fish, including bettas, are sensitive to changes in their environment. Even subtle changes in water chemistry can stress your betta enough that he’ll stop eating. This is most common when you first bring your … [Read more...] about Top 4 Betta Fish Eating Problems
Q: Anon wrote, I have a bit of an unrelated question. I was wondering how long can a betta go without being fed? I am a student and am planning to travel home for spring break. I take the fish home on longer vacations but was wondering if it would be possible to leave them for a week? My two bettas are both in heated 2.5 gallon tanks. I could take them with me, but I always … [Read more...] about How Many Days Can Bettas Go Without Food?