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How to Tell the Age of a Betta Fish

When you adopt a cat or dog, they normally come with papers proving when they were born. If not, most vets will be able to estimate their age down to a few months. However, when you simply look at a fish, it is difficult to determine how old they are. This is especially an issue for betta fish, given their …

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How Do Betta Fish Fight?

Betta fish are well known for being highly aggressive fish, fighting most other fish they encounter, and every other betta they encounter. In fact, another name for them is the “Siamese Fighting Fish” due to their aggressive nature. Even during breeding, the male and female can both sustain lethal injuries from one another. But they look like small, harmless fish, …

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How do you Humanely Kill a Fish?

Just like cats and dogs, sometimes it is more humane to euthanize a fish than to let it keep living. Fish are complex animals fully capable of feeling pain, so if they contract a lethal disease or suffer a severe injury, it is inhumane to unnecessarily keep them alive. Unlike a cat or a dog, vets may be unable to …

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Are Betta Fish Nocturnal?

What Are Betta Fish? Betta, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, is a species of fish with beautiful colours that make them stand out. As a result of their vibrant colours, betta fish make very nice and beautiful pets. It is common sightseeing these beautiful creatures swimming solo in fish bowls; such as ornamental vases and brandy sniffers in …

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How Many Babies Does a Betta Fish Have?

Betta fish are immensely fascinating creatures. You will find them in many varieties. Fish enthusiasts and breeders continuously attempt to breed new types of bettas. Whether you’re interested in breeding bettas, or you are simply captivated by the betta life cycle, here is everything you need to know about betta fish eggs. How Many Babies Does a Betta Fish Have? …

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Do Bettas Like Sunlight?

Since betta fish have always been raised with artificial light, do they even like real sunlight? Or does it hurt their eyes? Does sunlight even have an impact on the tank, and if so, is the impact beneficial, neutral, or even harmful? Depending on where you buy your betta fish, they may have been raised outdoors, where they would only …

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Do Bettas like Moving or Shallow Water?

I’m sure we’ve all seen bettas in tiny little bowls and cups, and it seems like that’s how everyone keeps them. I’m sure we’ve also all heard that an actual tank is unsuitable for betta because they will drown in anything except a bowl. Then how do they live in the wild? Is this really the best set up, or …

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Do Betta Fish Die Easily?

While betta fish are such a common and popular fish, most people believe their life spans are only 6 to 12 months. If this is true, does this mean that this fish is particularly fragile or that it dies easily? With such a short life span, and such a variable one at that, surely this fish is very difficult to …

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What is the Most Popular Betta Fish?

Betta fish are some of the most popular fish in the aquarium industry due to their small size and beautiful coloration. Of course, they do have some downsides, primarily the fact that you cannot, in most circumstances, house them with one another. Aside from that, they have some of the easiest care requirements out of any fish, so it’s no …

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What is a Half Moon Betta Fish and How Big Do They Get?

There are hundreds of different types of betta fish, ranging from Plakats to Samurai to metallic to Mustard Gas to Half Moon and many more. But what do all of these words mean? Are any more valuable than the others? Do they all have specific care requirements? A Half Moon betta is betta that is defined by their tail type. …