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Can Betta Fish Eat Goldfish Food?

There are thousands of types of fish food available for common use. You can find just as many recipes online to make your own fish or snail food. Each one has different ingredients, some of which may cause some concern or confusion, but most have some amount of fish meal. Since both betta fish food and goldfish food both have …

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Are Betta Fish Freshwater?

Each body of water has a unique chemical makeup, as different minerals and components leach into it. Some water is brackish, some are fresh, and some landlocked bodies of water are fully marine in terms of salinity. Others have high levels of dissolved solids and heavy metals, while others are as pure as rainwater. Since there are different species of …

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Buy Betta Fish Online

Buying fish online is a relatively new concept, but it is a great alternative to getting fish from your local fish store. Local fish stores do not always have the species you want, especially rarer species like micro-rasboras or Asian stone catfish or even some rare species of Corydoras. Most fish stores will have some kind of bettas, but they …

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How to Make Betta Fish Fight

Let’s preface this article by letting you know that forcing bettas to fight, or inciting aggression in any way, is animal abuse and punishable by law. Betta fish are intelligent animals capable of feeling pain and at least two emotions, possibly many more. Making them fight is not a difficult concept but making them fight and having both fish survive …

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Betta Fish Blowing Bubbles

There are two main types of bubbles that bettas will blow. Male (and some female) bettas will blow bubble nests, which are huge blobs of bubbles that float on the top of the water. They may also blow small bubbles that pop quickly if the oxygen in the water is too low, or if there is ammonia or nitrite in …

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How Do Betta Fish Mate?

Betta fish are called Siamese fighting fish! They are extremely aggressive to their own kind. It is not uncommon for a female to kill a male when a breeder tries putting them together. If they are so aggressive that they frequently kill the opposite gender, how do they mate? In the wild, bettas have much more room than in aquariums, …

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Do Betta Fish Need a Heater?

Many different items are needed to keep betta fish healthy, and these range from having a tank to having a filter. I’m sure we’ve all seen pictures of betta tanks that don’t seem to have any heaters. Some of these are really well put together, decorated with a lavish aquascape of plants. So, do bettas really need a heater? The …

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What Kind of Tank Does a Betta Fish Need?

Getting a new pet always comes with questions. For fish, you have added questions of tank size, tank type, tank mates, plants and other care aspects that are unique to aquatic pets. There are also many widely circulated myths that lead to mistreatment of betta fish, and these definitely do not help. There are many different types of tanks available, …

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Do Betta Fish Need a Light?

A common question posed by fish keepers is whether or not your fish needs a light, both during the day and during the night. And does the type of fish you have commanded the light schedule it needs, and if so, what type of light schedule do bettas need? Do they even need a night light, and what color should …