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Can Female Betta Fish Lay Eggs Without a Male?

While it is possible for female betta fish to lay eggs without a male being present, the eggs will not be able to hatch, and will often rot, leading to ammonia and nitrite spikes. Healthy female bettas will always be carrying some eggs, and if a male is not present, they will constantly reabsorb and recreate eggs.

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Do I Need to Clean the Gravel in My Aquarium?

If you are just starting to get your feet wet in terms of aquarium keeping, you probably know that you need to do weekly water changes, but you may not know everything included in weekly tank maintenance. During your water change, you should take the time to vacuum the gravel, shift decorations frequently, and clean the filter media. Cleaning the …