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Calculating the Real Cost of Betta Ownership

Betta fish attract people to them with more than just their bright colors and feisty personalities—their inexpensive needs tend to be the largest contributor to their popularity. For families and individuals who cannot house a large animal,... Continue reading

Of Bubbles and Bettas

Walking through the betta section of a pet shop you may notice a thick white foam spread across the water’s surface of the fish cups. Or perhaps you’ve seen it in your own tank, a lining of bubbles and white. This is a bubble nest and it... Continue reading

Vacations and Betta Care

Its that time again! Sun, fun, and barbeques aren’t the only things that come with summer. Summer is the season of vacations. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a weeks-long camping trip, vacations are a great escape from the stresses of... Continue reading

Thriving Versus Surviving

Existing and living are two very different concepts but people tend to mix them up quite often. These are ideas to difficult separate, after all. Living is the purpose of every creature, yet it is too easy to simply exist and forget to... Continue reading

A Betta by Any Other Name is Not Just as Sweet

Imagine that you are walking through an animal rescue shelter. Strolling up and down the enclosure you feel the big, eager, eyes watching you excitedly, hear the barks and whines of dogs yearning for you to glance at them in a desperate... Continue reading

Using Aquarium Salt and Epsom Salt for Health Solutions

It is not uncommon for Betta fish to need some sort of medical treatment in their lives. Whether they suffer from tail biting or constipation, it is important to try to cure an ailment without medication if possible. Many common health... Continue reading

Euthanasia: A Humane End for a Life in Suffering

One of the most difficult decisions any pet owner must make is whether or not to put a beloved animal companion out of its suffering when faced with prolonged disease and failing treatment. The heart-wrenching, serious, consideration for... Continue reading

The Fundamental Differences Between Male and Female Betta Splendens

Betta splendens come in more shapes, colors, fin lengths, and variations than nearly any other household pet. A true enthusiast can easily identify different breeds and fin types within the B. splendens species alone. For beginners or those... Continue reading

The Benefits and Basics of Setting Up a Naturally Planted Tank for Betta Fish

The lush alluring appearance of a naturally planted tank is as aesthetically stunning as it is beneficial for fish. Perhaps it is the charm of an aquascaped environment, the numerous benefits fish receive from a natural setting, or the love... Continue reading

Is a Betta Fish Right for You?

So you are thinking about buying a Betta fish! Congratulations! The world of betta keeping is fun and fascinating. From the bright colors to the feisty personalities, these fish are distinct and iconic. Owning a Betta fish, commonly the Betta... Continue reading