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Can Betta Fish Live in Cold Water?

Our earth is a beautifully diverse planet, capable of supporting life at an incredible range of temperatures. The water alone ranges from colder than freezing to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are living organisms that survive and thrive at these temperatures. Of course, “warm” and “cold” are subjective measures that range from species to species, but what do those words …

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What is the Minimum Tank Size for a Betta Fish?

When people first get their betta fish, they often keep them in inappropriately sized tanks. Many pet store employees are trained to give an overview of the care of several hundred species of pets, so there is some misinformation passed around, and unfortunately, this often includes common misconceptions about betta fish. In particular, there are common misconceptions that bettas cannot …

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Do Bettas Play With Toys?

Betta fish are very intelligent fish, but are they smart enough to play with toys? If they are, what kinds of toys can they play with, and are there any that are commonly available? Do betta fish even enjoy playing with toys? Betta fish need a large amount of mental stimulation when compared to other tropical fish, and one of …

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Do Betta Fish Like Big Tanks?

There are many people who keep bettas in very small containers, too small to be considered legitimate aquariums. Some are so small that you can’t even fit a full cup of water in them. However, many of these owners claim that this is how bettas are supposed to be kept, and even going as far as to say that it …

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Why Is My Betta Fish Hiding? What To Do?

When you first get a new pet, it can take some time to adjust to their behavior. Each betta fish has a unique personality, but most will share similar responses to certain stimuli. For example, if they are extremely stressed or feel like they are in danger, all bettas will hide. Is hiding always a sign of fear, and should …

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Can I leave my betta fish for a week? – Betta Vacation Care

When first buying a pet, it is easy to study the overall care but miss a few important aspects. For example, when buying a betta fish, many people forget about upcoming vacations or work trips and struggle to care for their betta while honoring previous obligations. Much like a cat or a dog, betta fish should be fed multiple meals …

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Can Betta Fish Go Blind?

While most people know that fish can become sick from fungus or bacteria, a fish going blind doesn’t cross every fish keeper’s mind. How would you even go about caring for a blind fish? What are some of the major obstacles? And, most importantly, can they go blind, and if so, how? Betta fish can become blind due to a …

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Betta Fish Lying on the Bottom of the Tank – What to Do?

When you see your betta fish lying at the bottom of the aquarium, this is typically a cause for alarm. Normally, fish don’t lie down, do they? Fish swim even while sleeping, as they need to keep the water moving over their gills. So, what can cause them to lie down, and is it always a sign of poor health? …

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How Long Can a Betta Fish Live?

Despite being an incredibly popular fish, there are many mistruths and misunderstandings surrounding bettas, and one of these is their lifespans. Some people say bettas normally live 3-6 months, others boast about their betta who lived for 8 years, and others say 1-2 years is average. So, which of these is true? To put it bluntly, none of the above …

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How Many Pellets Should I Feed My Betta?

Feeding your fish is an essential care aspect, but the instructions on how to do so can vary depending on whether you ask other fish keepers, store employees, or read the instructions on the food. The information available online can also be confusing, but this article breaks it down into simple and concise concepts. While the question, “how many pellets/flakes/etc …