Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Betta Fish Body Rot


Body rot is often confused with Fin rot. They are both bacterial infections and are believed by many to be the same thing. This is not true. Fin rot is caused by pseudomonas whereas body rot is caused by aeromonas.

 What causes body rot? When stress and poor water conditions exist in a betta’s environment, the immune system weakens and mucus lining thins. This leads to stress and illness in your betta fish. Aeromonas waits for the perfect opportunity to jump in and join the party once a disease has set in.

It is important to know that this disease is immune to many antibiotics and water conditions which includes varying temperatures.

To find out more on how to treat and prevent this disease, click here: Betta Body Rot


Friday, March 23, 2012

Sick Betta - Guide to Diseases

It isn't fun being left in the dark when all you need is an answer! If you're like me you've spent countless hours sorting through many websites when it domes down to diagnosing a sick betta. Who do you trust, what disease should you actually treat your aquarium for?

Luckily there is a new betta disease chart that lists all diseases, symptoms, and treatments. Now you can compare each illness side by side and know exactly what's wrong with your betta splendend and how to medicate your precious fighting fish.

to start using the easy to read guide, click here: Betta Disease Guide


Monday, March 19, 2012

Betta Fish Names

When I bring home a new betta fish I find myself wondering what on earth to name the little guy. Betta fish take a little while to exhibit their true personalities and quirks. This can make it a bit difficult to find a unique name that is fitting for your fish.

This guide will teach you how to create a clever name for your fighting fish based on your own interests and the color of your betta fish. The article also has name lists for when you are absolutely stumped.

Click here to find the best betta fish name for your pet: Betta Fish Names

Monday, February 27, 2012

Old Betta Fish

Aging betta fish will display many signs of their age gradually. They slow down much like humans do and eventually become lethargic and develope poor eyesight. Unfortunately many of the ailments of old age are also linked to disease and infections. So how do you differentiate the symptoms of old age with other diseases?

Click here to get the full scoop: Aging Betta Fish

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Betta Fish Parasite Guide

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This is a free ebook on fish parasites and what to do if your betta should fall victim to one of these infections. It also includes tips on how to prevent the parasites from being introduced to your bowl or aquarium. If you would rather read it online you can see it here: Betta Fish Parasite Guide

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Betta Fish with Cold Sores?

Lymphocystis is a virus that can infect all fish. One a betta or any other fish has become infected you will start to see signs of it either on the body or fins. The infected area starts out with a small growth that gets bigger as it fills with fluid. At the end of four weeks the sore pops releasing the viral fluid into the surrounding water. This is much like cold sores or herpes especially because there is no cure. It is a reoccurring and communicable infection that can only be somewhat controlled.

Luckily it is a very rare virus that can be easily prevented. Get the full scoop here: Betta Lymphocystis

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fin rot

Bettas and aquarium fish are sometimes ignored. It can be hard sometimes to have a pet that cannot come to you when there is a problem or a need. This causes the common issue of lazy tank maintenance. When a fish tank or betta bowl goes uncleaned the water conditions become dangerous to the health of your fish. The first thing can afflict your fighting fish is "fin rot". Fin rot is caused by a bacteria that lives in your tank at all times.When the tank gets dirty and the ammonia rises your betta's natural defenses go down. This leaves your fish vulnerable to becoming infected by this bacteria.

If left untreated, fin rot will lead to secondary infections such as columnaris and body rot! Keep your betta healthy and safe with this great article on fin rot(includes information on body rot): Betta Fin Rot