The Betta Blog

Owner Spotlight: Jeane and Samblu

Today we have a special Owner Spotlight from Jeane, aka Greene Jeane. Originally from the PNW, Jeane now lives on the east coast and enjoys keeping planted aquariums and freshwater species. You'll find a ton of great photos and information on her planted aq...

Betta Fish, Children, and Loss

Teaching a child about loss can be challenging. A pet is a great way to teach the concept of loss, responsibility, and caring for something or someone else. While dogs and other pets may not be ideal for every family or situation, a betta fish is a great ca...
Butterfly Betta Fish Blaze

Owner Spotlight: Vanessa and Blaze

Apologies for not having a betta owner spotlight in a while, life has been a little crazy. I hope you and your little aquatic buddies have been good though! Recently Vanessa who is in our Facebook community shared a photo of her betta Blaze with everyone in hi...
Betta Fish Hammock Fix

Betta Fish Hammock Safety Fix

Do you currently own or have you been thinking about buying a Zoo Med Laboratories Betta Bed Leaf Hammock (affiliate link)? Almost every betta fish loves them and they’re a great addition to any tank, but they can present a problem to the health of your fish a...
Lao Tzu Betta Male

Owner Spotlight: Mark & His 8 Betta Fish

Top: (L) Dusit, (R) Grim; Bottom: (L) Reaper, (R) Blue It's time for another Owner Spotlight from the community of other betta lovers out there like you and I. Today's spotlight comes from Mark who has a total of 8 betta fish across several different tanks...
Betta Fish & Mystery Snails

Betta Fish and Mystery Snails

You’ve probably heard that betta fish prefer to live alone, and for the most part that’s true, but they can actually live with a few select tank mates. The mystery snail is one such pal that is docile enough to cohabitate with a betta fish. Having a betta fish...
Halloween Theme Betta Fish Tank

Halloween Themed Betta Tank Inspiration

by Hamato Kameko It’s October and Halloween is quickly approaching. You’re probably looking for ways to decorate and spookify your home, apartment, bedroom, or even dorm room right? Sure lights and pumpkins and candles are fun, but you can also decorate yo...
Orion's 5 Gallon Tank

Owner Spotlight: Alex and Orion

A couple of days ago Alex sent in a picture of Orion to share with me. After exchanging a couple messages back and forth, I asked if she would like to share Orion and his story with everyone else and she said yes! From choosing the name all the way down to...
Betta Fish Hair Inspiration

Hair Inspired by Betta Fish

In the wild betta fish don’t possess the beautiful colors and finnage that you and I are used to. In fact if a betta from captivation was put into the wild with bright colors and long fins, they wouldn’t last very long and would stick out like a sore thumb to ...
Jasper's Tank

Owner Spotlight: Emalee and Jasper

In today’s owner spotlight I’d like to introduce you to Emalee and her veiltail betta fish Jasper! Emalee is a member of our Facebook page and community, and has decided to share her passion for betta fish with the rest of us. If you’re not a member of the pag...