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?
Betta Fish Care
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?
It can be scary when your betta fish stops eating especially if they are also acting lethargic. Betta fish are usually fairly active fish, although bettas do take short periods of time when they sleep, nap and rest, it is not normal for betta fish to lay at the bottom of the tank, especially not in the open where they feel exposed. While betta fish do love hiding … [Read more...] about Betta Fish Not Eating and Laying at Bottom? What’s Wrong & How to Help!
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?
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, Sometimes it's a bit confusing to tell when fish sleep, especially because they have no eyelids! So, do Betta Fish sleep and if so, how do you know they're taking a nap? So Do Betta Fish Sleep? Absolutely, Bettas, as well as all other fish, definitely need sleep! When do Bettas sleep and when are they most active? Unlike a number of … [Read more...] about How Do Betta Fish Sleep?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be hard to find a good fish tank that is suitable for your pets. This is even truer when you're trying to keep multiple fish in one tank. While you can house multiple Bettas in one large tank, an easier option can be to buy a tank with dividers. So, let's look at some of the most competitive tanks on the market and see if they're any … [Read more...] about Our Top And Bottom Multiple Betta Fish Tanks
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I'm very important to know how big your animals are going to get, especially if they are animals that need to be caged or in tanks. While you may assume that the smaller the animal, the smaller the cage/enclosure needs to be, this isn't always true. For example for Betta Fish, you're going to want to make sure your tank is at least … [Read more...] about How Big Do Betta Fish Grow? How Do I Make Sure They Grow Larger?