Betta Fish Care: How to take care of betta fish

Betta fish tanksMany people think of betta fish as “easy” pets to care for – and it’s true that betta fish care is simpler than caring for, say, a dog or cat. However there are some things all betta owners need to know, and like all pets, betta fish deserve to be cared for properly in order to live long, healthy and happy lives.

In this guide to betta fish care, we give you the essential info you need to get started as a betta fish owner!

The expert betta fish care guide…

1. Buying betta fish
2. Betta fish tanks: Can betta fish live in a bowl?
3. Do betta fish need filters?
4. Do betta fish need a heater?
5. Betta fish food: Feeding betta fish
6. Betta fish diseases: symptoms and treatment
7. Keeping other fish with betta fish
8. What to do if your betta fish fight each other
9. Breeding betta fish [Continue reading]

Can betta fish live in a bowl?

Can betta fish live in a bowl?

It’s not uncommon to see betta fish being kept in very small bottles or jars. This doesn’t make it the right thing to do. Many people assume that because bettas are adapted to living in shallow puddles in paddy fields in the wild, that these are the … [Continue reading]

Do betta fish need a heater?

Do betta fish need a heater?

Many people assume that betta fish do not need a heater in order to survive. This is why betta fish are often popular with people who don’t have a lot of money to spend on a setup. However, more often than not, betta fish do need a … [Continue reading]

Do betta fish eat shrimp and other fish?

Do betta fish eat shrimp?

Given their alternative name of Siamese or Japanese "fighting fish", bettas have a reputation for being aggressive. Exactly how aggressive depends on the personality of the individual fish, but there is no doubt that bettas will sometimes … [Continue reading]

Can betta fish live with other fish?

Can betta fish live with other fish?

We should start by saying that betta fish can live perfectly happily on their own. They are not shoal fish and are happy with their own company. It’s also important to say that some betta fish will need to be kept alone, as they may attack any … [Continue reading]

Do betta fish have teeth? Do they bite?

Do betta fish have teeth?

Given that they are also known as "Siamese fighting fish" it makes sense that people often ask two questions about bettas. "Do betta fish have teeth?" and "Do betta fish bite?" Some people wonder if they are going to get injured when they … [Continue reading]

Do betta fish change color?

Do betta fish change color?

Over the lifetime of your betta fish you may notice a change in color. This isn’t necessarily anything to worry about. Female betta fish especially change color as they mature. Color changes can also be a good sign. It’s important to be able to … [Continue reading]