Category Archives: Fish

Betta Myths That Could Harm Your Fish

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The beautiful betta or Siamese fighting fish is one of the most misunderstood fish. While their beauty and hardy natures have made them popular, there is some confusion about betta care, especially among beginners. Read on for a list of the top myths.Myth: Bettas were born in small puddles and prefer small spaces.

Fact: Originally from Asia, bettas live in rice paddies, ponds and streams, not puddles. Like any fish, bettas need room to swim and move freely, especially with their long fins. We recommend at least 1 gallon per fish, with a 5-gallon tank as a minimum.

Myth: Bettas eat plant roots and can live in plant vases filled with water.

Fact: Bettas are carnivores and need protein to survive. They also need to occasionally breathe from the surface—something they can’t do if the surface is covered by a plant. Also, contrary to popular belief, the plant roots don’t create enough oxygen or keep the water clean. Continue reading

The Advantages of Frozen Fish Food

Dec_2013_4Just as you would feed premium pet food to your dog or cat, you can also feed premium food to your fish. Premium food is frozen and offers the best diet for your fish. Here’s why…

 

  • Ingredients such as brine shrimp are similar to the food fish eat in their natural habitats.
  • It uses algin, a natural product derived from algae, as a binder
  • Frozen food allows fish to feed at their natural feeding levels
  • This all-natural food, with no fillers or dyes, can entice even finicky eaters
  • It’s free of harmful parasites and unwanted bacteria Continue reading