Sunday, July 30, 2006
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
Bowled over - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX -
... 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 ...
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.'' --
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 sameBeacon Journal | 07/22/2006 | Bettas like tranquil spaces
tank because they will own up to their title and fight one another, he
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
My apologies once again to everyone that returns looking for updated postings.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
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.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
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!
Here are a few samples for you.
Friday, July 14, 2006
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.
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
Go find Nemo, but lose betta - Myrtle Beach Sun News
|Go find Nemo, but lose betta|
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC -
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. ...
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Here's some great tips by John Benn.
How to Succeed at Breeding BettasBy 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
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
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
Check out this great video of 2 breeding betta's.
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!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
If you're looking for a particular betta colour aquariumfish.net a great place to look.
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.
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.
Now how cool is that - it's a definite must look!
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!
Monday, July 03, 2006
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 -
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 ...