Contrary to popular belief, adding salt to your freshwater aquarium is like using a double-edged sword. On one side there are the benefits that range from assisted healing, to the formation of slime coating, improved gill function, parasite control, and inhibiting nitrate uptake. On the other side, there are many fish and plants that cannot tolerate salinity in their water, and … [Read more...] about Aquarium Salt For Freshwater Tanks
If you find that your betta is gasping at the bottom or surface of the tank, pale in color, has a limp tail fin, unresponsive eyes and with their gills fanning visibly then they may be in critical condition. There are a few things you can do to increase their chances of survival. Prevention is the Best Cure Preventing inhospitable conditions that can lead to the death of … [Read more...] about How to Save a Dying Betta Fish
The fish has received popularity because of his luxurious appearance, interesting behaviour and the ability to live in small aquariums. And he easily bred or cross-breeds, as a result, a number of variations of colours, excellent in everything from colour and ending with the shape of the fins. The colour of a wild fish types is light olive. In order to please our eyes, … [Read more...] about Why do betta fish not eating and what to do with it?
I want to bring back an old article that was temporarily removed when we updated our site earlier this year. We’ve been getting a ton of emails from readers treating their bettas for all sorts of diseases. I wanted to be sure to share this information as a warning to all our readers. It’s original title, Dangers of Preventative Medicine was first published on November, 14, … [Read more...] about A Warning About Preventative Medicine & Aquarium Fish
If you keep Betta fish long enough, eventually you will have to deal with treating an illness. Bettas are not particularly resilient fish and are susceptible to a host of common diseases from bacterial infections to viruses and parasitic infestations. Minor problems like split fins or a lost scales can typically be healed on their own. When your Betta become very sick you may … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Medicating Betta Fish