When I still worked at the pet store I got asked fairly frequently what the appeal of keeping betta fish was. For non-fish owners, fish can often feel like a daunting type of pet that you regularly clean after but don't bond with. This, however, is an extremely pinhole view of keeping fish. I know when we adopted our first fish Blub, within the first few weeks I started … [Read more...] about Do Betta Fish Recognize Their Owners? Can You Play with Your Betta?
I didn't grow up around many pets, so I had no concept of an animal overeating. For example, I thought that you could leave food out for your cats all day and your cats would portion control to make sure that they never ran out of food and starved later. But that's something I quickly learned wasn't true. I remember my sister telling me a story about … [Read more...] about How Often to Feed Betta Fish | Can I Overfeed A Betta Fish?
I feel like keeping one fish often floodgates into the interest of keeping a couple, a colony or even a fully-balanced ecosystem. I know shortly after we adopted Blub I started researching ways of creating a balanced ecosystem with betta fish. My research originally lead me to discover the AquaFarm, which excited me because it felt like the first step towards becoming a … [Read more...] about Can Algae Eaters Live with Betta Fish? Which Are the Best for new Betta Fish Owners?
It's not uncommon for a new fish owner to assume that any container that can hold water is fine for keeping fish. Think about it, whenever you think of a new pet fish, you think of those fish in little plastic baggies from the carnival. Pet stores that sell animals tend to keep certain fish, like betta fish, in small cups, so they must not need a lot of space to thrive, … [Read more...] about Can a Betta Fish Live in a Small Fish Bowl? Do Bettas Need Tanks?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's a common misconception that Betta Fish cannot live with other fish, however, this is not true. I've already covered whether or not you can put male and female bettas together and I gave a nod to the fact that other species of fish can live in harmony with Bettas. So let's get started and cover some of the most basic questions. DO … [Read more...] about Can Betta Fish Live with Other Fish? Which Fish?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, This is not the post that I wanted to be writing today, however, today on January 7, 2019, we lost a dear member of our family. My partner always made fun of me when I got emotional when talking about how hard it would be to lose Blub, but I think tonight he truly understands how much Blub was part of our family. It may sound stupid to … [Read more...] about Saying Goodbye to Blub, Our Betta Fish. (Cw: Losing a Pet)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It has officially been 2 years since I started the Pets Overload blog and I cannot thank you enough for all of the support you have shown our family over the year. This year has been a huge one for our family especially with our new additions Kalista and Gary, as well as with the focus on writing some more serious articles since Beau got … [Read more...] about Thank You For An Amazing 2018!
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I don't often give updates about our Betta fish, especially because it can be hard to. A few months ago I wrote a piece that mentioned how excited I am for winter break because I would try to train Blub to do some awesome tricks, but I'm not too sure that's going to happen anymore. I've been keeping it a bit of a secret that Blub doesn't … [Read more...] about Trials With Blub (Update on Our Betta Fish)
One of the scariest things for pet parents is the worry of whether or not their pet is sick or in pain. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to tell whether your Betta Fish is A-Okay, but I would give a quick read on how to make sure betta fish is happy and the signs of whether or not your Betta is sick as well as the topmost common Betta illnesses and … [Read more...] about How Long Do Betta Fish Sleep? Is My Betta Fish Dying?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It might surprise you to know that Betta Fish actually have tons of personality and Blub cannot be excluded. Bettas, similar to Cats and Chinchillas tend to bond with their owners. I don't know how many of you have seen videos of fish being pet by their owners, but here's a really cute one I found. Although, I can't say that I've bonded … [Read more...] about Blub, my Betta Fish, knows his Name! (Cute Betta Fish Story)