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How Can You Tell if a Betta Fish is a Male or Female?

To a new keeper, telling male and female betta apart can be quite difficult. They seem to look nearly identical, especially when it comes to short finned varieties such as Plakats. Their colors can be the same, their body shapes are very similar, and some types have similar fins. So how do you tell them apart? The best way to …

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Betta Fish Behavior Facts

Betta fish are a unique and colorful genus of fish that include tens of different, unique species. Their colors and patterns make them eye-catching. But it is their behavior that really seems to fascinate people. This first got them noticed in their native habitat and brought them to human attention. In this guide, we will explore the history of the …

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Planted Betta Fish Tanks

Betta fish adore planted tanks and will spend all day frolicking among the plants if you give them a chance to. While some plants are difficult to care for, there are also many plants suitable for beginners. They help clean the water and bring out your betta’s personality. There are many different types of plants, both for advanced aquarists and …

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Do Betta Fish Need Oxygen?

Even though fish do not have lungs, they do get oxygen through their gills. However, bettas, and other labyrinth fish, are unique in that they have a labyrinth organ in addition to their gills. While they do rely a great deal on their gills, they have another way to get oxygen. Betta fish do need oxygen, but unlike other fish, …

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Betta Fish Facts

If you own a betta fish, then you need to know some fascinating betta fish facts, including the origin, discovery, history, stories, misconceptions…

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Can Betta Fish Eat Goldfish Food?

There are thousands of types of fish food available for common use. You can find just as many recipes online to make your own fish or snail food. Each one has different ingredients, some of which may cause some concern or confusion, but most have some amount of fish meal. Since both betta fish food and goldfish food both have …

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Buy Betta Fish Online

Buying fish online is a relatively new concept, but it is a great alternative to getting fish from your local fish store. Local fish stores do not always have the species you want, especially rarer species like micro-rasboras or Asian stone catfish or even some rare species of Corydoras. Most fish stores will have some kind of bettas, but they …

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Betta Fish Blowing Bubbles

There are two main types of bubbles that bettas will blow. Male (and some female) bettas will blow bubble nests, which are huge blobs of bubbles that float on the top of the water. They may also blow small bubbles that pop quickly if the oxygen in the water is too low, or if there is ammonia or nitrite in …

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Female Betta Fish

When most people think of betta fish, they think of perfectly colored, long finned male betta fish prancing around and flaring. Most keepers forget about the females and choose males instead, but female betta fish have perks that males do not, such as the ability to keep a small group in the same tank. If you had the choice of …