Friday, September 06, 2013

Betta Fish - Free How To Care For Betta Fish Book

I am very excited to tell you that one of my favorite books to recommend when asked about how to care for Betta fish is available to download on Amazon Kindle for FREE! I am sure that this is a promotional tactic and will probably go back up to the $4.99 regular price soon so download it today!

If you don’t have a Kindle, just download the Kindle Reader App for your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Just click the photo or link below to go preview and download this book on Amazon!

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Betta Fish Diet - What Do Betta Fish Eat?

What do betta fish eat?

In the wild a betta fishs diet consists of crustaceans and insect larvae floating on the surface of the water. Now your pet betta fish eats commercial betta pellets made up of fish meal, shrimp meal, wheat flour, bloodworm and brine shrimp. Your Siamese fighting fish also enjoys a treat of live or frozen blood worms, brine shrimp or mosquito larvae on special occasions!

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Betta Fish Tank Water

What is the best kind of water to use in your betta fish tank?

Some people do not believe it but the best water to use in your betta fish tank is tap water. Bottled and distilled water has been “purified” and does not have the minerals that your Betta fish needs. If your tap water is so bad that you do not even drink it, than use spring water. To use tap water or spring water, follow the directions below:

1) Find out if your local tap water is treated with chloramines, if it is you will need to buy AmQuel from the pet store.

2) Pre treat the water with a product called “stress coat” according to the directions. (You can buy “stress coat” at your local pet store too)

3) After the water is treated according to package directions, let it sit in an open container for up to a week, which allows all of the chemicals and gasses to evaporate and for the pH in the water to normalize.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Betta Fish History

Some interesting facts about the history of betta fish:

Betta Fish are said to have gotten their name from an ancient clan of Asian warriors called the “Bettah” because of a popular sport that involved the fighting of two of these warrior fish. The sport was so popular 150 years ago that it was regulated and taxed by the King of Siam. Unlike other animal fighting, betta fish fights were not to the death but until one of the betta fish stopped fighting.

According to historical accounts, Dr. Theodore Cantor received a pair of breeding Bettas from the King of Siam in 1840 and was one of the first documented studies of breeding betta fish. Several pairs of Betta fish where sent to Germany in 1896 for breeding and then in 1910, Mr. Frank Locke of San Francisco California imported several Bettas to the U.S.A. One of the fish that Mr. Locke received had unusual red fins and thinking he had discovered a new species, and named it “Betta Cambodia.” In reality, he had one of the first of the Betta splendens that had developed natural new colors and characteristics through breeding. Since than, breeders have been able to develop Bettas with all of the vibrant colors and varied fin shapes that we find today.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Betta Fish Can Live With Guppies

I was in the pet section of a large retailer when I heard someone upset that a betta fish was in the same tank as other fish because she thought they could only be keep alone. I told her that betta fish can never be kept with other betta fish because they will fight to the death and that is where the name Siamese fighting fish comes from. Betta fish can be in the same tank as algae eaters, guppies (pictured below) or corydorus catfish safely.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Betta Fish Entry Picture

This betta fish photo is an entry in the International Ornamental Fish and Accessories Exhibition.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

iPond Betta Fish Tank

Check out this betta fish tank that doubles as a iPod speaker, it is so small that the betta fish does not look like he can turn around! Not to mention the speaker is right below the water, the poor betta fish who lives in this thing.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Science Using Betta Fish To Test Prozac?

Hey Doc, I think my betta fish may need Prozac!!

I was surprised to see a story about betta fish on the “Advances in Physiology Education” website. It seems male betta fish are “an attractive model for the study of aggressive behavior” and the study finds that in the male Betta splendens given Prozac, that the small dose of Prozac was “sufficient to reduce the expression of specific aggressive behaviors”. Here is the webpage---->

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Beautiful Betta Fish

A picture of a beautiful betta fish

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Betta Fish Terms

Here are some common fish and aqurium terms (for betta fish or other fish too!).

CRI; Color Rendering Index
A rating used for light bulbs on a scale up to 100, where 100 is equal to sunlight.

The organic waste matter that collects on the bottom of your fish tanks.

A fully formed baby fish.

Pectoral fins
Paired fins, one on each side of the body located behind the gill covers.

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