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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 …

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Can betta fish live with snails? 

When it comes to choosing tank mates for bettas, many people are apprehensive due to the hostile nature of bettas. Some worry they will never be able to find a tank mate that will work with their aggressive betta. Not to fear! There will always be at least one tank mate that will work with bettas, no matter how aggressive your betta may be.   …

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Can Betta Fish Live in Bowls?

Most pet stores have a section with bettas in little cups and small bowls next to them. It would make sense to put the homes for the animal right next to the animal, but bowls are really suitable for bettas? If not, what are the actual qualifications for a betta home?  The bowls placed next to the bettas are not suitable …