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Can Betta Fish Go Blind?

While most people know that fish can become sick from fungus or bacteria, a fish going blind doesn’t cross every fish keeper’s mind. How would you even go about caring for a blind fish? What are some of the major obstacles? And, most importantly, can they go blind, and if so, how? Betta fish can become blind due to a …

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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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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 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 …