Betta Fish Care

Betta fish, or Siamese fighting fish, are popular aquarium fish. They are often called ‘bettas,’ and are part of the gourami family. They are well known for being territorial fish and ‘fighting’ if two are placed together or they see their reflections. Betta fish originiate from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand natively. Despite popular belief, they … Read more

Misconceptions about the betta fish lead to unnecessary suffering

You’ve probably seen beautiful betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, with their flowing fins and bright colors, being sold at the larger pet stores. Existing in a tiny Tupperware-like plastic container not much larger than their little body, each fish bobs alone in a few ounces of water, without the company of even … Read more

How to Help a Betta Fish Live Longer (with Pictures)

This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. Dr. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1987 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She has worked at the same animal clinic in her … Read more