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How Long Can a Betta Fish Live?

Despite being an incredibly popular fish, there are many mistruths and misunderstandings surrounding bettas, and one of these is their lifespans. Some people say bettas normally live 3-6 months, others boast about their betta who lived for 8 years, and others say 1-2 years is average. So, which of these is true? To put it bluntly, none of the above …

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How Many Pellets Should I Feed My Betta?

Feeding your fish is an essential care aspect, but the instructions on how to do so can vary depending on whether you ask other fish keepers, store employees, or read the instructions on the food. The information available online can also be confusing, but this article breaks it down into simple and concise concepts. While the question, “how many pellets/flakes/etc …

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Betta Fish Fun Facts For Kids

Betta fish make wonderful first pets to any mature child capable of providing daily feeding and care, as well as weekly tank cleanings. In addition, you will need to chemically test your betta’s water, which can spark a child’s interest in scientific exploration, as well as giving them a sense of responsibility as they care for their new little friend. …

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BETTA FISH NAMES

Basically, now that you’ve got your new betta home, the first thing you must do is set up their tank and plan to properly care for them. Meanwhile, the second thing is to choose a fitting name for them. So, how do you choose a name? Generally, you can choose a name for your betta in various ways. Ordinarily, you can …

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BETTA FISH COLORS

Ordinarily, Bettas are stunning pets that come in a variety of colors and patterns. Particularly, many homes and offices use these colorful fish almost like decorations to brighten up their space. Meanwhile, you have probably seen the standard blue and red color patterns. However, do you in any way know about all of the available betta fish colors? Thus, the …

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BETTA FISH CARE SHEET

Betta fish are one of the most popular fish in the world. Specifically, whether it’s because of their vivid appearance or energetic behavior, these small beauties never fail to impress. However, it may seem like these species will be easy to care for, but this is unfortunately not the truth. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, they require lots of care. Generally, betta fish …

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BETTA FISH DISEASES

In general, betta fish suffer from several health conditions. However, the good news for keepers of this fish is that they can prevent or treat these health problems. Thus, if the infections occur in the aquarium, they can be identified and treated. Ordinarily, you can categorize betta fish diseases and illnesses as fungal, parasitic, or bacterial. Particularly, most fungal infections …

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BETTA FISH WATER TEMPERATURE

Generally, it’s a common belief that betta fish are low maintenance. And that they don’t need any special attention or care beyond putting them in a small tank. However, while bettas are hardy and adaptable, they still need specific conditions to survive. Thus, the ideal betta fish tank water temperature range is around 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit or  25-27 degrees Celsius. In general, bettas can …

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BETTA FISH VELVET

In particular, Amyloodinium ocellatum, commonly referred to as “velvet,” is a single-celled dinoflagellate capable of causing disease in betta fish. Velvet’s life cycle is quite similar to that of Cryptocaryon irritans (ich). Thus, Velvet dinospores will usually invade the gills first. Also, sometimes, it kills the fish right then due to asphyxiation. Therefore, if this happens, you may never see physical …

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BETTA FISH POPEYE

In general, bettas can live in smaller bodies of water than any other aquarium fish can tolerate. Nevertheless, even so, they need good care to maintain their health. Also, to avoid developing conditions common to ailing fish, such as popeye. Thus, popeye also called exophthalmia causes pressure behind the eyeballs. Hence, it makes a fish’s eyes protrude. It’s much easier …