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Where do Betta fish live in the wild? And how did they arrive in our homes? This article explains it all.
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Betta fish in the wild | Where do wild Bettas live?

The Siamese fighting fish, better known as Betta splendens or just Betta, is one of the most popular aquarium fish worldwide. Loved by aquarists for its splendid colors, flowing fins and feisty attitude, it’s almost impossible to imagine the aquarium hobby without it. Despite…

July 24, 2019
Can female Betta sororities work? Find out the truth about keeping multiple female Betta fish together.
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Betta sorority | The ugly truth

If you’re been in the aquarium hobby for a while, you might have come across the term “Betta sorority”. Many aquarists still advocate for keeping multiple female Betta fish together, as they are supposed to be less aggressive than their male counterparts. Is this…

May 6, 2019
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Articles Betta fish Stocking aquarium

Keeping female Betta fish

Betta fish (Betta splendens) are one of the most popular fish species available today and male Bettas are widely appreciated for their wide range of beautiful colors and many fin types. Female Bettas, however, are a lot more difficult to find in the hobby…

November 14, 2016
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Betta fish types

If you’re looking to get a betta, the many tail types available can get pretty confusing. Pet store labeling is often incorrect, which can lead to confusion as well, leaving you wondering which type of betta you really got. If you’re trying to find out…

January 17, 2016
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Articles Betta fish Fish food

Betta food & feeding

Figuring out the right diet for your betta can be quite a challenge. There are many different foods available in pet- and aquarium stores and online, but unfortunately not all of them are high quality or even good for your betta! If you’re struggling…

May 12, 2015
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Why betta bowls are bad

Even though awareness on betta fish care seems to be slowly spreading, both pet stores and the internet are still an enormous source of misinformation. Betta bowls, vases and tiny “aquariums” are still sold on a large scale, which means many unfortunate bettas die a…

March 10, 2015
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Rosetail betta – the downside of beauty

I’ve been seeing a lot of extreme rosetail and feathertail bettas lately – and a lot of people admiring them. Their peacock-like tails make them beautiful fish to see, but at what cost? A lot of rosetail/feathertail betta admirers don’t realize that the excessive…

February 9, 2014
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Interkoi 2013 – Betta photos inside!

This Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2nd day of the Interkoi 2013 event in Rheinberg – a huge koi event with stands from many different pond stores/specialists, koi forums and aquarium stores, a bonsai tree exposition, endless blue…

April 18, 2013
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Articles Betta fish Guest posts

What is the labyrinth organ?

I’m happy to announce we’re having a guest poster today. Izzy the Fish Girl from Sitting by the Koi Pond has written an article about the labyrinth organ for us – a must-read for any Betta or Gourami fan. Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) are some…

January 26, 2013