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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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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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BETTA FISH DISEASES

In general, betta fish suffer from several health conditions. However, the good news for keepers of this fish is that they can prevent or treat these health problems. Thus, if the infections occur in the aquarium, they can be identified and treated. Ordinarily, you can categorize betta fish diseases and illnesses as fungal, parasitic, or bacterial. Particularly, most fungal infections …

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BETTA FISH WATER TEMPERATURE

Generally, it’s a common belief that betta fish are low maintenance. And that they don’t need any special attention or care beyond putting them in a small tank. However, while bettas are hardy and adaptable, they still need specific conditions to survive. Thus, the ideal betta fish tank water temperature range is around 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit or  25-27 degrees Celsius. In general, bettas can …

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BETTA FISH TANK SIZE

Basically, betta fish are typically put up for sale in cups in pet stores which is fine for a short period. However, they really do require adequate space to swim. Meanwhile, while they would love a vast aquarium, sometimes space is limited, so a smaller tank is perfectly fine. Ordinarily, a general rule of thumb is the bigger, the better (especially if you plan …

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BETTA FISH SPECIAL FOOD

What special food is good for your betta? Feed your Betta fish special betta pellets which contain blood worms, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae.

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DO BETTA FISH NEED OXYGEN PUMP?

Air pumps are a piece of equipment that many tanks have. However, a betta fish tank isn’t like other tanks. Do Betta fish need air pumps? There are quite a lot of great reasons for getting an air pump. You can actually use them in an emergency, for your quarantine tank. And also to entertain your betta! However, even with …

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HOW DO YOU ENTERTAIN YOUR BETTA FISH?

Betta fish are common pets found in pet stores and home fish tanks everywhere. Really, no one knows what goes on in a betta’s mind. But since you are so responsible for your pet’s quality of life, err on the side of caution. And provide him with plenty of stimulation to ensure he is indeed happy. How do you entertain your …