If you are just starting out in the aquarium hobby or looking for a new fish tank that's on the smaller side, then take a look at the large range of 3-gallon fish tanks that are available on the market these days. These tanks can come in all different shapes and styles, but they are all designed to hold 3-gallons of water. So which would be the right one for you and your little … [Read more...] about 3 Gallon Fish Tank for Betta
How Much Do Betta Fish Cost to Buy and Care For?
Asking how much do betta fish cost to buy, or how much they cost to care for, is one of those "how long is a piece of string" questions. Where you live, the variation of betta fish you are looking at, and the size of the aquarium you will be using, along with the aquascaping decor you choose; can all have an impact on the initial outlay, and upkeep costs for your little … [Read more...] about How Much Do Betta Fish Cost to Buy and Care For?
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
Aquarium Salt For Freshwater Tanks
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
How to Save a Dying Betta Fish
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
Is My Betta Fish Pregnant? Signs and Symptoms of an Expectant Betta
We all know that the female Betta does not give birth to live young. Like most aquatic species, her eggs are laid which are then immediately fertilized by the male Betta. The female betta is far from a nurturing mother and the raring of her young is left entirely up to the male Betta fish. A female Betta fish is classed as a 'spawning fish' (her eggs are laid and then … [Read more...] about Is My Betta Fish Pregnant? Signs and Symptoms of an Expectant Betta
Your wedding day is coming... The big convention is around the corner and you are in charge of decorations. Birthday Party for your kid and no idea what to do. These are not valid reasons to use a betta as a centerpiece. Many times people go to receptions or parties or conventions and have found ourselves sitting at a table with fork in hand staring down a glass bowl … [Read more...] about Betta Centerpieces
Velvet Disease or Piscinoödinium or Oödinium pilularis is a parasitic infestation that is very common among both salt and freshwater fish. This parasite is opportunistic and is present in most commercial aquariums. When a fish is stressed due to temperature fluctuations, poor water quality or other stressors they become susceptible to the parasites. Velvet Disease is … [Read more...] about Velvet Disease
Treating Stubburn Fin Rot in Betta Fish
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
Sending Fish on an Airplane (With & Without You)
Fishes, originally uploaded by phogel. Q: R wrote, HI THERE! First of all, I’d like to say I love your blog! Thanks for keeping up such a great site! Second, here’s a q for you! Is it legal to travel with your betta on a plane, in a container, on your lap? Sometimes people travel with their dog or cat in their lap, so i am hoping a Tupperware and a couple of hours at … [Read more...] about Sending Fish on an Airplane (With & Without You)