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Do Betta Fish Grow?

Most fish sold in stores are juveniles and not full grown. For example, the 1-2” goldfish you often see will end up growing to a whopping 8-12”. One of the requirements for living organisms is the ability to grow, so bettas must grow at some point, but will they grow after you buy them? Small fish cost less than larger …

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Do Betta Fish Have Teeth?

Betta fish, like all fish, must eat. But not all fish have teeth like you and me. Some have bony plates in their mouths to crush food instead. When you look at your betta, have you ever actually seen its teeth? Bettas do, in fact, have teeth. They are very small and very sharp due to the carnivorous diet of …

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Do betta fish eat their babies?

Betta fish are wonderful and adorable pets, and the babies are even cuter. Unfortunately for them, they are also extremely small, making them easy targets. Luckily, they have parental protection, but can the parents turn on the children? Betta males in the wild make great parents, aggressively protecting their offspring for the first few weeks of their lives. However, there …

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How to Keep A Betta Warm Without A Heater

Betta fish is a species of tropical fish that must live in water between 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit. They become inactive and prone to many diseases if kept at too low of a temperature. A sad, lethargic little fish will perk up as soon as they get enough warmth. Let’s suppose you don’t have access to an aquarium heater for one …

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Can Betta Fish Live in Tap Water?

This is one of the most common questions regarding betta fish care. We drink tap water, and we’re fine, so of course it’s safe, right? Even our dogs and cats drink it, so why shouldn’t our fish drink it? In terms of most city tap water, it is unsafe to keep betta fish in. For the most part, it is …

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Can Betta Fish Live With Goldfish?

Betta fish and Gold fish are two of the most commonly available fish in the hobby. Their only competitor for fame would be the Plecostomus catfish. Since these two fish are both gorgeous and common, surely they would make great tank mates, right? Contrary to what would make an amazing looking tank, goldfish and bettas are terrible tank mates. There …

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Will Male and Female Betta Fish Fight?

With most species of commonly kept fish, the males and females of the species can live together. However, with most species of fish, they can also live in groups. When it comes to betta splendens, this is not the case, as they are highly aggressive to members of their own species. But are they aggressive to members of the opposite …

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Betta Fish Dropsy- What it is and How to Treat it

Betta fish are tough little creatures. Lone wolves of the aquarium fish world. They can survive small spaces, constant competition for resources, and short bursts of flight by hopping from puddle to puddle. However, as fierce and as beautiful as Betta fish can be, they are just as vulnerable to things like infection, and disease.  Especially if these bettas are …

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Will Female Betta Fish Fight?

Most people know that putting two male betta fish together will result in a nasty fight. But will the same thing result with two females? Female betta fish tend to be less aggressive and can live together longer as fry than males. Even though they are less aggressive, betta fish were bred for fighting, both males and females. The answer …

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Can Betta Fish Get Lonely

Have you ever looked down the aisle of a pet store to watch the fish tanks to pass the time?  If you have, maybe this scenario can be more easily pictured in your head.  You walk down the rows of large fish tanks, where a variety of fish are dancing in schools. Some of them are intermingled with other species …