Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Betta Fish Care: Beta Fish Mating

You can watch the beta fish mating here in the video. The male betta fish and the female betta fish starts circling before mating.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Betta Fish Care: Transferring To a New Bowl

Many people say that when the transfer the betta fish (beta fish) to a new bowl or adding new water to the old bowl or tank itself, you should not use complete new water but slowly add new water to the bowl little by little. I do not believe in this. The point is you just need to maintain the pH and temperature of the new water. The pH should be slightly acidic and the water temperature around 80 degrees F. The main reason we change in water of the betta fish/beta fish bowel is the water will be contaminated with the feces.

Before transferring the betta fish to the new water. You just check the pH and temperature of the new bowl know that the temperature and pH and of optimum range and transfer the betta fish to the new bowl or tank. If you want to transfer the betta fish back to the its original bowl, just clean the bowl and transfer if along with the new water.

Your betta fish care of the beta fish depends on you being a little bit careful while feeding and changing the water.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Betta Fish Care: Mating and Breeding of beta fish

Betta fish Care Mating

For beta fish breeding 10-gallon tanks are suitable. Sometimes even smaller tanks are utilized. The betta fish should be fed properly before breeding with live food.

The temperature of the water should be around 80 degrees F as these beta fish are of tropical in habitat. They do not need special equipment.

The betta fish breads in bubble nests. The male beta fish builds his floating nest of saliva coated air bubble called bubble nest when he is ready to breed. Hiding places should be provided to the female as the male betta fish tend to be agressive when mating. Under the bubble nest the male and female will begin circling with display of bright colors. The male beta fish will embrace the upturned female. As the female betta fish releases the eggs,they get fertilize and sink. The male beta fish picks up the fertilized eggs and the male spits them into the bubble nest

The male beta fish ends to the egg,and the the female should be removed. The male betta fish also should be removed within 2 days. The eggs will hatch in 1 to 2 days. The baby betta fish (fry) can be seen hanging on the bubble nest. The fry will feed on the yolk sack for antoher 36 hours. The babies should be feed with the baby food from the pet shop.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Betta Fish Care : Beta Fish Diseases

Beta Fish Care - Diseases

When you hava a sick betta fish, you have to know that the most common beta fish diseases caused widely are infections. For a betta fish disease of infection, It is suggested that Maracyn-2 be used for such infections. Maracyn-2 is used for betta fish diseases in every type of infections as an antibiotic. Maracyn-2 is used in beta fish gill diseases, fit rots, tail rots, and popeye. It is also used in septecemia and dropsy along with secondary infections for a sick betta fish.

It is very important in betta fish care to change the water regularly twice a week when the betta fish has disease and is infected.

Another type of disease affecting beta fish is fungal infection. It is secondary to bad water condition and the symptoms of the sick betta fish are fluffy whitish patches along the mouth, eyes,and fins. For diseases, betta fish care can be carried out when there is a fungal infection. Malachite green and Methylene blue are the two types of medications used for fungal infection disease in beta fish.

It is very important in betta fish care to keep the temperature at correct.

Velvet disease in the betta fish is caused by an algae an yellow colored coat appears on the beta fish. The symtoms also includes anxiety and lethargy. Betta fish care for velvet disease include raising the water temperature to 80 degrees F and using Methylene blue.

In a sick betta fish, protozoan parasite infection is another type of disease which can be the reason. White stains on the body and fins of beta fish are the symptoms. The betta fish care treatment can be carried out by adding sodium chloride and raising the temperature of the betta fish tank. Malachite gree and Methylene blue can also be used for good results.

Fin rot is one of the bacterial infections in betta fish. Beta fish care can be carried out by Maracyn-2 for fin rot.

These are some of most common diseases of betta fish.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Betta Fish Care: Colors in Beta fish

Betta Fish Care

Though in their natural habitat the beta fish are of dull brown or dull green color, selective breading and genetic manipulation you can get beautiful betta fish in many colors. The colors of betta fish are basically divided into three groups, solid, bicolors, and patterns.

Examples of Solid Color Betta Fish
There are three iridescent colors of beta fish available blue, green, and blue-green (this is a mixture of blue and green colors). Apart from these iridescent colors betta fish are available in other solid colors. These are translucent with no color, red color, orange color, copper, and black.

Examples of Bicolor Betta Fish
Basically bi-color betta fish comes with different body and fin colors. The types are combodian and chocolate color beta fish. The combodian betta fish comes in 3 varieties traditional body colorless and fins red, green combodian with body colorless and fins green, and blue combodian with body colorless and fins blue.

Examples of Pattern Color Betta Fish

These betta or beta fish are with several color patterns. Examples are butterfly, marble, and piebald beta fish.

Betta Fish Care