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Betta Fish Care Tips

When it comes to taking care of fish, most people think you simply need to add water. Unfortunately, fish husbandry is much more complicated than this and varies greatly from fish to fish. Luckily, betta fish are very hardy, making them good beginner pets, as a few mistakes won’t kill them. In addition, they require one of the smallest tank …

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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 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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How Long Can a Betta Fish Live in a Bowl?

Betta fish and bowls are often portrayed as a perfect match. Unfortunately, this is not often the case, as bowls sold with bettas are normally too small to keep fish alive. While it is possible to keep fish healthy and happy in bowls, the standard fish bowl will not work. The amount of time a betta can live in a …

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How to Change a Betta Fish’s Water?

Just like any other pet, betta fish require care and cleaning. Even though you can’t clean your fish directly, you still need to clean its enclosure. Since you can’t wipe down the enclosure as you would for other pets, you instead have to change water and vacuum the substrate. Changing a betta’s water is both more complex and less difficult …

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How to Treat Fungus on Bettas

Even though bettas are often sold separately from one another, they are still at risk of being sick. The typical quarantine period for fish is 4 weeks, though this will not catch certain parasites and infections. If you look at your fish one day and suddenly realize he or she has a bunch of white fluff stuck to them, you …