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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Yahoo has video's too....

Have you ever gone to Yahoo's Video sharing site? They have some great Betta Videos there as well.

Go here http://video.yahoo.com/ to check it out. Just search "Betta Fish" and you'll be given a list of betta videos that people have shared. Some are fantastic. Others....well, you be the judge =)

I wanted to share some with you here, but it seems Yahoo wont let me post the videos directly on my blog.

So if you have some time go take a look.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

10 Easy Steps to Bettas ...

Here's an article for 10 How To Get Started with Bettas from Akron at Beacon Journal on Star-Telegram.com - Check it out!


Bowled over - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Bowled over

Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Jul 23, 2006

... It is not a problem to move a betta from colder water to warmer. Keep your fish at no cooler than 70 degrees. Put the bowl on top ...

Do Bettas Like Tranquil spaces?

A Q/A (Question/Answer) from 'The Beacon Journal. You can click the link at the bottom to go to the post.



Q: ``All the pet stores
say that bettas need a small, tranquil place because their fins and
tails are so big that they can get stressed from swimming in a tank....
Also that in their natural habitat, they live in little mud puddles and
don't have a large area of water to swim in.

``I know that the one I have swimming freely in my 15-gallon tank
often hides in small, tranquil places... but I don't like having my
other bettas in the tiny cubicles in the Betta Security House.'' --
P.W., Barberton.


A: ``Any other fish would need more room,'' said Wayne Toven of the Greater Akron Aquarium Society (GAAS@hotmail.com). ``It's fine for them, they just sort of sit there and look for food.''

Even so, he likes to give them more space and recommends separate containers. He keeps his in 2-liter pop bottles.

Whatever you do, don't free your fighting Siamese fish in the same
tank because they will own up to their title and fight one another, he
said.

Beacon Journal | 07/22/2006 | Bettas like tranquil spaces


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I'm Back!

Sorry for the the 'dead air' the last little while. There was a little issue where Blogger had mistakenly marked me as an auto blogger. However, things are getting corrected and soon enough everything will be back to normal.

My apologies once again to everyone that returns looking for updated postings.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Why wont my Betta's Breed?

An FAQ reply by John Rundle at praticalfishkeeping.co.uk. A straight forward answer to why betta breeding sometimes just doesnt go your way! It's nature. It's life. You can't always predict things. And not everyting goes 100% every time. Keep that in mind and be patient =)
Why won’t my Siamese fighters, Betta splendens, breed?When all factors are correct, the popular Siamese fighter is not difficult to breed - but when something is not quite right, these fish can frustrate even the most experienced fishkeeper. To put it bluntly, the Siamese fighter can be unpredictable.A breeding project can break down because the males may worry and kill the female, or the male will not blow a bubblenest and the pair will not breed. And if the male is keen but the female is not in breeding condition, you are more likely to have a female with no fins, or even dead.

Frequently asked questions on breeding fish | Practical Fishkeeping magazine

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Click to Great Betta Pictures!

Flickr.com has a fantastic collection of photos and images taken from people all around the world. For those who aren't familiar with Flickr, they are a photo sharing site. You can post, share, and search for all kinds of pictures.

I could spend hours surfing through some of the amazing images posted on Flickr.com.

Here's a link that will take you directly to the search results for 'Betta Fish' - Check it out!

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=betta%20fish&w=all&s=int

Here are a few samples for you.


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Friday, July 14, 2006

Get A FREE 30 min. audio about "Keeping Betta Fish" !

The Bailey Boys and PetFishTalk.com have put together a free download of a discussion about Betta Fish. I've listed a summary of what's covered in the audio below.



This Special Pet Fish Talk Show features a discussion by the Bailey Brothers, Tom and Nevin, about Keeping Betta Fish.

A Brief Summary of this Special Show titled "Keeping Betta Fish".

1. The name and pronunciation.

2. Appropriate home for your Betta Fish.

3. Cultured Gravel for Betta Fish Bowls.

4. What else? Java Fern, Ghost Shrimp, Mystery Snails, ...

5. Food. Freeze Dried Blood Worms, Live Worms, ...

6. Feeding schedule for Betta Fish.

7. Size and Life Span.

PodCast MP3 about Keeping Betta Fish.

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Female Betta's in a Community Video

Here's another great amateur Betta video.

It's a perfect example of how Betta's can indeed live with other fish. Please note however, that these are female Betta's which are not as aggressive as their male counterparts.





If you have a video posted on youTube or anywhere else that you would like to share with us by all means, please do! We would all love to see your Betta's and the homes you've built for them.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Where's Nemo?

Here's a recent article from the Myrtle Beach Sun News about a lady and her Betta. Well it's not actually hers....or is it? Anyhow, I found it humorous, to say the least.

Go find Nemo, but lose betta - Myrtle Beach Sun News


Go find Nemo, but lose betta
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC - 14 hours ago
But right now, I'd hire a hit man to snuff the betta fish that's been thriving in the downstairs bathroom despite my best efforts to kill it. ...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Breed them Betta!


Here's some great tips by John Benn.

How to Succeed at Breeding Bettas

By John Benn

Having been involved in breeding bettas for many years, I can honestly say that it is one of the most fulfilling challenges in the aquarium hobby. Not only is the spawning process immensely interesting, but the results can produce some of the most brilliantly colorful freshwater fish you have ever seen. Once bitten by the betta bug, your interest in these fish will continue to grow. No matter what your level of experience, from a beginner learning the basics of animal biology to an advanced

AquariumFish.com :: Aquarium Fish Magazine :: The monthly magazine for both novice and expert aquarium hobbyists.

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Betta in a Vase?

Many people ask if its ok to put your Betta in a vase with some plants.

The answer is yes, but ONLY IF YOU DO IT RIGHT.

The Betta will still require regular feeding and the changing of water. No they will not live long and healthy by eating off the plants. They should still be fed proper Betta Foods. The need for cleaning and water changes may become more frequent as the plant absorbs the water at a faster rate and you now have an algae producing product in with your Betta.

In otherwords, all in all, your over all Betta maintenance will increase. For some, it's a fair trade for the beauty of a Betta in a Vase.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

eBay, The Best In Betta Window Shopping?

Interestingly enough, I've found that browsing eBay, of all places, is a great place to find some of the best Betta pictures. It actually makes sense. Thank about it. People are trying to sell their product ( in this case a Betta) so they take gorgeous pictures in attempt to catch buyers. Not to mention there are new sales posted all the time. So the pictures are always 'updated'. Now how cool is that?!

Of course you may also end up finding something you wish to purchase too! eBay indeed has some very cool and some very strange things for sale.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Great Betta Breeding Video!

Check out this great video of 2 breeding betta's.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CKkPt5N21cI&search=betta


It's always an amazing experience watching these fish, regardless if they're yours or someone elses. It's a short video, but always interesting.

Just Click on the link and watch it at YouTube.com or just click on the video post below and watch it here!




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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Great Betta Fish Dealer!

If you're looking for a particular betta colour aquariumfish.net a great place to look.


http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/bettas/bettas_males_more.htm

Siamese Fighting Fish
We have lots of Siamese Fighting Fish for sale in our facility....... If you prefer a particular color and pattern, describe it to us, and we'll do our best to match what you want with what we have in stock.

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Betta on the Wall?

Hanging Fish Pod
Instead of filling empty wall space with another picture frame, display an aquatic environment. The Hanging Fish Pod is a fish bowl with a hemisphere shape that is made to hang on a wall. The back of the Hanging Fish Pod rests flush against the wall and the front of the Hanging Fish Pod protrudes 5 inches. It holds approximately one gallon of water and would make a cozy home a lone betta fish or other small fish. When not inhabited by fish, other uses for this hanging hemisphere are possible - it could also serve as a funky vase, planter, or container for sundries.

Hanging Fish Pod: Betta Fish Vase / Bowl - Postmodern PetsHanging Fish Pod - Betta Fish

Now how cool is that - it's a definite must look!

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Nice Collection of Betta Photos

http://www.starpoint.net/%7Edave/bettap/bettap.html

Found this link to a rather nice collection of betta photos.  I'm sure the author would love to receive your betta photos if you have any, and add them to his collection.


Thanks Dave for sharing your collection - go check it out!


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Monday, July 03, 2006

6 New Betta Species from the freshwaters of Borneo Described

Six new Betta species described - Practical Fishkeeping

I've just run across this Article about 6 new Betta Species being named for the very first time. It's interesting how some animal species ( and particularly the bettas here ) are not described straight away when they're discovered.

If you're anything like me, I'm sure you've got your own names for your beloved bettas. However, it's always interesting to learn the scientific ones...check it out.

Six new Betta species described
Practical Fishkeeping, UK - Jun 2, 2006
The fish have just been named as Betta antoni, B. mandor, B. uberis, B. compuncta, B. ideii and B. krataios by Heok Hui Tan and Peter Ng of the Department of ...

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Hello Fellow Betta Lovers

Hello Everyone - I look forward to bringing you all the best and latest Betta Fish news and information.

Until then,

-soul