The topic of whether Betta fish should be housed together in a sorority or not seems to be never ending. Some fish enthusiasts warn that in no circumstances other than for strictly breeding should two Bettas ever be tank mates. On the other hand, scientists have conducted a number of tests of the species concluding that Betta females can live happily together with minimal … [Read more...] about Betta Sorority
What Other Fish Can Betta Fish Live With? You've probably heard that there's not many fish that can live alongside a Betta Fish. After all Betta Fish are highly territorial and can be aggressive towards other fish. Right? As long as you avoid certain triggers. Betta Fish can happily live with other fish. … [Read more...] about Fish That Can Live With Bettas
At certain times of the year, it seems a rash of a disease makes its way around any given fish room. As a beginner, I have learned the hard way a lot about controlling disease from books, the internet and experimentation. The most important thing to remember is to sanitize (see Cleaning Bowls & Stuff for some advice). When changing water, place your sick fish into a … [Read more...] about Diseases and Your Fish Room an alternative approach
Many times people are faced with a situation where they need to completely sterilize their bettas living environment. Some reasons could be a recent outbreak in fungus or a parasite like velvet, but sometimes a person might have recently lost a betta and is wanting to prepare the old bowl for a new betta. Whatever the reason is, proper sterilization of the bowl/tank and the … [Read more...] about Cleaning Bowls & Stuff
It's 5:00 in the morning, and you are awakened by a small sudden cold snap, be it your home's heater has broken, your room mate won't allow it to be on, or in my case, it's a gas heater that's been "summerized" and your family won't get it ready for winter until later on in the fall months. By instinct, you decide to check on your Betta and come to find out, your thermometer … [Read more...] about Cold Snaps: what can you do?
So you are thinking about getting a buddy for your betta fish? With all the options, selecting a tankmate for your betta can be a daunting task. There is so much to consider. Here is our list of the top 7 things to consider when selecting a tankmate for your betta. 1. Betta’s Temperment – There is a reason they are not called Siamese Cuddle Fish. Fighting fish are naturally … [Read more...] about Betta Tankmates – 7 Things You Must Consider
Shelbi with Fin Rot. Image provided by BS Q: BS wrote, My betta fish Shelbi has fin rot now. His water is and has been pristine with the parameters at their perfect spots. He had blackened tips when I bought him but I thought it was just his coloring. Now his fin tips are damaged and broken. I did water changes and checked his water repeatedly before getting medications to … [Read more...] about Treating Stubburn Fin Rot in Betta Fish
Q: LP Wrote, I wanted to ask you if you might make a post about suitable tank mates for a betta, say in a 5-gal tank. I’m getting ready to take the plunge into a 5-gal for one of my bettas (once he’s healed) and will be getting… SOMETHING. But there is a lot of conflicting info out there. A: The 5 gallon betta tank is one of the most popular starter tanks for betta … [Read more...] about Tank Mates: The 5 Gallon