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Are Betta Fish Smart?

When a betta fish is sitting in a little 5-gallon tank, it may seem like there is not much going on up in its head. They generally don’t do much and seem to spend a lot of their time sitting around, lounging on the floor or in plants. Does your little fish even think? Can a fish even have some …

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Do Betta Fish Like to Hide?

Betta fish are strikingly colored fish with boisterous personalities, so it seems like they would be unable to hide their shining scales. However, every fish needs a place that it can feel secure, but if a betta fish lives by itself, does it still need a place to hide? Do bettas even like to hide from the outside? Betta fish …

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Are Betta Fish Tropical?

Betta fish are lovely fish and have as much color as saltwater fish. Saltwater fish have to be kept in very cold water to match the temperature of the freezing ocean, but what temperature do betta fish need? Are they temperate, tropical, or cold-water fish? Betta fish are tropical fish and require very warm water to live a full life. …

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Why is My Betta Fish Not Eating?

Like every other living organism, betta fish need to eat in order to survive. However, sometimes your little buddy may refuse to eat, even though you may not see anything wrong with them externally. So, how do you get them eating again once they have stopped? There are several reasons that your betta may not be eating, but the most …

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Why is My Betta Fish Turning White?

Betta fish are well known for their magnificent coloration. However, they sometimes lose their gorgeous blue or red or green or other coloration and it fades to white. What does this mean? Is it deadly? If your betta fish turns to white, it could be an indication of several diseases including some deadly ones. However, it could also be a …

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Why Does My Betta Fish Have a Big Belly?

Betta fish can get sick like any other animal, but if you walk in and see the belly of your fish is massive, what does this mean? Is it deadly? If your fish has an extremely swollen belly, it is likely constipated. However, if the fish is female, it is possible that it is egg bound instead of constipated. There …

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How Much are Betta Fish?

Once you finish the month-long process of cycling the tank and you’re ready to get your betta, you have several options of where to buy it from. You could go to a local pet store, an LFS, a local breeder, an online breeder, or you could adopt an older betta from someone who is giving away or selling theirs. All …

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Baby Betta Fish Care

Everyone loves both bettas and babies, right? So, the combination of these two, a bitty baby betta, is, of course, a cute little critter that everyone loves! Watching your little betta grow into a beautiful fish is a wonderful experience. Now, how do you go about caring for your new little addition to the family? In order to care for …

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Do Betta Fish Float When They Die?

I’m sure we have all seen pictures of the stereotypical “belly up” dead fish, but is that an accurate representation? Can fish go belly up but still be alive? How do you know if your fish is dead? Not all betta fish float once they die. In fact, most of the dead betta fish you may find will be on …

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What is Water Conditioner for Betta Fish?

When shopping around for your betta fish, you have probably stumbled upon something called “water conditioner”. Some of these are specifically “betta water conditioner”, others are “goldfish water conditioner”, and some don’t have the name of a specific fish. So, what does this water conditioner do exactly? Is it even necessary for keeping pet betta? Water conditioner is a product …