Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Every animal needs to be taken care of in fairly specific ways and it's good to know when you are overfeeding or underfeeding an animal to make sure that you are giving them all the nutrition they need. We've been keeping Bettas for about 2 years now, and have tried a few different combinations of feeds as well as different amounts. I … [Read more...] about How Often and How Much Do I Feed My Betta Fish?
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Hey Pet Parents, It can be a shock when your little ones suddenly become pregnant, even if they are fish, but what may be a bigger shock is... your Betta being pregnant! The biggest reason for this is... your Betta ISN'T pregnant. I get a bit curious when I get e-mails or questions about how to properly take care of a pregnant Betta, but it's not the most common knowledge … [Read more...] about Is my Betta Fish Pregnant? How do I tell? How Do Betta Fish Mate?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I've done quite a bit of talking about Betta Fish and Bubble Nests, but I thought I'd write a more in-depth post about it since it seems to be one of the most common questions I get from Betta owners. What is a Bubble Nest, and what does it mean? Bubble nests are exactly what they sound like! It's when your Betta blows bubbles on the top … [Read more...] about What do you need to know about Betta Fish Bubble Nests?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I've gone on record saying fish are a great first pet but are also kind of difficult to take care of since a lot of the time you won't know what's going on in their little heads! I thought I'd compile a list of a few things you can check for to make sure your Betta is healthy and happy. Sign's They Are Happy Saying Hello to You Bettas are … [Read more...] about How to Tell if Your Betta Fish is Happy
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Let me start off by saying, taking care of Fish and Small Mammals is extremely difficult at points. While I still firmly believe that with parental guidance fish can be great first pets for younger folks, especially if you're a family with a tighter budget, it is pretty scary to know that you will probably miss most of the ailments that are … [Read more...] about My Betta’s Eyes are Bulging and are Cloudy… is this Popeye?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's embarrassing to admit, but sometimes as pet parents, we go on vacations and don't have a way to feed our fish, so one of the most frequent questions easily becomes: How long can my fish survive without being fed. Since I keep Bettas, I'm going to speak specifically on them. Simple Answer There are actually too many factors to give a … [Read more...] about How Long Can a Betta Fish Go Without Food/Eating?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, One of the most common questions about Betta Fish I used to get while working at the pet store was if you could keep male and female Bettas together, which would make complete sense. If Bettas want to reproduce, they must be able to live with other Bettas, right? Short Answer It is possible, but you will probably only want to do this … [Read more...] about Can you put a Male and Female Betta Fish Together? Can Betta Fish Live Together?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's always important to know what the life expectancy of your pet is before adopting them. This is important for two main reasons: So you know where your pet is in the ageing process This is important, especially for animals that need diet changes, or need to be checked for specific diseases or problems that arise with age. … [Read more...] about What is the Life Expectancy of a Betta Fish? How long do they live for?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Being a fish owner can be hard, and sometimes I've found it even more difficult than being a cat owner. While it's true that you have to do a lot less for fish, sometimes you just don't know if something is wrong with your fish because they can't tell you how they're feeling. You may remember almost a year ago I did a 100% water change that … [Read more...] about Why is my Betta Fish Staying at the Bottom of the Tank? Are they sick? (Advice for Lethargic Bettas)
First. Take a breath. Short answer. Yes! Everything is okay! Don't worry, I freaked out too when I first found bubbles at the top of Blub's fish tank. It was a few days after we had gotten him and I thought that I was a terrible fish owner! So... Johnny... what are these bubbles? Well, I'm glad you asked! We like to call them Bubble Nests! They actually mean your little one … [Read more...] about My Betta’s Tank has a Bunch of Bubbles! Is my Betta Okay!?