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Do Betta Fish Die Easily?

While betta fish are such a common and popular fish, most people believe their life spans are only 6 to 12 months. If this is true, does this mean that this fish is particularly fragile or that it dies easily? With such a short life span, and such a variable one at that, surely this fish is very difficult to …

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What is the Most Popular Betta Fish?

Betta fish are some of the most popular fish in the aquarium industry due to their small size and beautiful coloration. Of course, they do have some downsides, primarily the fact that you cannot, in most circumstances, house them with one another. Aside from that, they have some of the easiest care requirements out of any fish, so it’s no …

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What do Betta Fish Eat?

Bettas are extremely popular as they are very attractive and easy to keep at home. They can easily live for 3 to 5 years provided that you feed them the right food and take good care of them. Apart from choosing the proper diet, It is also important that you feed them in the right proportions and at the right …

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What is a Half Moon Betta Fish and How Big Do They Get?

There are hundreds of different types of betta fish, ranging from Plakats to Samurai to metallic to Mustard Gas to Half Moon and many more. But what do all of these words mean? Are any more valuable than the others? Do they all have specific care requirements? A Half Moon betta is betta that is defined by their tail type. …

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How to Keep Female Betta Fish from Killing One Another?

One of the most common misconceptions about betta fish is that you cannot keep them together. Another common misconception is that two females can be kept together, or only females can be kept together. In fact, all of these statements are incorrect, and unfortunately, the truth is a good bit more complicated than this. In order to successfully keep betta …

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Why are Betta fish called “Betta” fish?

“Betta fish” is such a strange sounding name. What does it mean? Does it have anything to do with the Greek letter Beta, perhaps signifying something else as the Alpha? And how does the name “Siamese Fighting Fish”, another common name, relate to the name “Betta”? The term “Betta fish” simply refers to any species that fall under the genus …

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How Long Can a Betta Fish Live in a Bowl?

Betta fish and bowls are often portrayed as a perfect match. Unfortunately, this is not often the case, as bowls sold with bettas are normally too small to keep fish alive. While it is possible to keep fish healthy and happy in bowls, the standard fish bowl will not work. The amount of time a betta can live in a …

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How to Change a Betta Fish’s Water?

Just like any other pet, betta fish require care and cleaning. Even though you can’t clean your fish directly, you still need to clean its enclosure. Since you can’t wipe down the enclosure as you would for other pets, you instead have to change water and vacuum the substrate. Changing a betta’s water is both more complex and less difficult …

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Can Betta Fish Get Sick?

Of course, getting a cat or a dog also comes along with the responsibility of vet bills, vaccinations, medications, and so on. But fish don’t come with the responsibility of vet bills and medication, do they? Just like any other animal, fish can get sick. Betta fish are no exception, though they can be more difficult to treat than other, …

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How to Treat Fungus on Bettas

Even though bettas are often sold separately from one another, they are still at risk of being sick. The typical quarantine period for fish is 4 weeks, though this will not catch certain parasites and infections. If you look at your fish one day and suddenly realize he or she has a bunch of white fluff stuck to them, you …