Friday, December 07, 2007

Bye Bye Pet Forum.

"Unfortunately, we at and our partners &affiliates have made the decision to close down our pet forum. We apologize to everyone who participated. We had a great time even though it was short lived.

Due to some changes around here of both people and places. Most importantly and most unfortunate, was the very high level of spammers spamming our forums anyway they could. We had a good level of security however, we also wanted the forum to be free and open to all pet lovers. In doing so we were unable to continue to keep the forum going.

We apologize once again to everyone who participated in the forums. We tried to make it a fun place for all pet lovers and were forced to close it down due to spammers."

Now, doesn't that just suck? There will always be a few inconsiderate people who ruin it for the rest of us.

Monday, September 03, 2007

My Betta Fish Just Reached 4 Years!

Well my blue Betta fish, whom I call Red, has turned 4 years old as of this morning September 3, 2007. Not too bad for the lone Betta fish that sits on my desktop. He use to have company, but they've all moved out or have moved on to the great fish aquarium in the sky. As a huge lover of Betta fish I just thought I'd share the news with you all considering the average lifespan of a well cared for Betta fish is about 2-3 years. And the best part? He still continues to build pretty decent size bubble nests. Keep on trucking Red!

So what's the longest your Betta fish has lived for? For me this would be the longest so far. Leave a comment and let us know how old your Betta is!

Friday, May 25, 2007

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

A New Pet Lovers Forum Is Ready To Go!

Hi all,

With all the requests and demands by everyone we finally got our forum up! Go check it out for yourself:

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It's all about pets for all pet enthusiates. A place for all pet lovers to laugh, talk, and share! Of course it includes us Betta Lovers too!!

So go join all the pet lovers of the world and help make our forum the place to be for all pet owners and wanna-be's! =)

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Constipated Bettas

Swollen bellies?

Betta's turning white?

Your betta may be constipated!

What is Betta Constipation?

Constipation is actually quite common in fish. A possible cause of fish constipation can be due to lack of variety in their diet or due to over feeding. The fish's stomach swells up becuase it is unable to get rid of its waste, causing a build up. Buoyancy (similar to swim bladder disorder) may sometimes occur. This is where the fish is unable to swim properly and floats at the surface. Don't worry, fish constipation is usually not life threatening to the fish. However, if it continues with little evidence of improvement, and left untreated, other more severe problems can occur.

My Betta has Constipation! How Do I Treat It?

Fast your betta for about 2-4 days allowing the fish's stomach purge itself. If the swelling does not go down after a couple of days, give it a few more days to purge. At this point, don't panic about not feeding your betta. Although never recommended under normal circumstances, betta fish can survivie up to a month without food. Your next step after the fasting period is to feed your betta peas. That's right, i said it - peas. This will help clean out your bettas system while feeding her at the same time. Remove a green pea from its outer shell, cook it, and mash it up, and feed it to your betta.

Hope this info was helpful! As always, feel free to comment on this post! I always love hearing from fellow betta lovers!