Betta Fish Care: Habitat, Breeding, Lifespan & Compatibility

The betta splenden, more commonly referred to as the Fighting Fish, is a species of fish that has been a popular choice for a pet fish for decades. Their hardiness, ease of care, and vibrant colors are just some of the reasons why many keepers choose to keept them. Origins The betta originates from the … Read more

Betta Hendra

The Betta Hendra is a wild-type betta fish native to Borneo. The species was named after Hendra Tommy, who made the discovery of the species. The hendra belongs to the betta genus under the order of perciformes. In 2013, a study by Schindler and Linke revealed important information relating to the origin of the species. … Read more

Betta Fish Lifespan: How Long do Betta Live?

Bettas or the Siamese fighting fish are perhaps one of the most misunderstood fishes available in the freshwater hobby. It exhibits colors that are unknown in the freshwater world. In fact, some of them have colors brilliant enough to put many of their saltwater counterparts to shame. However, one trouble people often run into when … Read more

Betta Fish Fin Rot: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

In our last article, we discussed at length about the causes and treatments of constipation in bettas. Today we’ll discuss another common yet dangerous disease in bettas which are fin rot. I’m sure most of us have experienced neglecting our fish from time to time only to find out some ‘white fluff’ growing on your … Read more

The Blackwater Aquarium: A Guide for Beginners

Blackwater aquarium, Pencil Fish.

The blackwater aquarium aims to replicate the conditions found in the blackwater biotope. Blackwater aquariums are created from a mixture of leaf litter and plants, creating a tinted water effect. The process is similar to the brewing of tea, where the properties of dried tea leaves are infused with water. Tannins [are] a yellowish or … Read more