Care

Vinegar Eels

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas After getting a successful spawn, you want to get your fry off to the best possible start to ensure getting them to adulthood. With Bettas, that means having live food small enough for them to eat and having it available as soon as they are ready to eat. Vinegar eels are a very …

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Adding Minerals Back to RO

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas For many different reason, breeders will use Reverse Osmosis or RO with their fish. Reverse Osmosis will remove everything in your water and leave it pure. But raising fish in water that has no minerals is not good for them, and if you have plants they will suffer as well. I found, when …

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Water around the World

  Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Many people will get their breeding stock over seas from breeders in Thailand. Their fish show great health and beautiful sturdy finnage. If you breed these fish at all, you will quickly realize their water quality affects everything from spawning to the condition of their fins. Curled fins and bent rays are …

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Nitrogen Cycle

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Many Betta breeders, as well as some pet owners, do not think about the Nitrogen Cycle because most of these people are changing 90-100% of their fishes water every few days. Even if you are one of those doing the refular water changes, it is not a bad idea to understand what the …

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Disinfection

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Many disinfectants are used alone or in combinations (e.g., hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid) in the health-care setting. These include alcohols, chlorine and chlorine compounds, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, ortho-phthalaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, iodophors, peracetic acid, phenolics, and quaternary ammonium compounds. Commercial formulations based on these chemicals are considered unique products and must be registered with EPA …

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Mycobacteria

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas  under construction.. What is Mycobacteria? Mycobacteriosis is a disease caused by several  bacterial species within the genus Mycobacterium.  Some of these bacteria can cause serious diseases in humans.  The species that cause Mycobacteriosis in fish are referred to as non-tuberculous bacteria. They do not tend to cause major disease in normal and healthy people.  Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are …

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Food and Water

Mike McBrien Now that you have read the Home Sweet Home  page and have a nice tank to put your fish in, we need to discuss the water that goes into the tank and the food you will be feeding. For us, water is usually just water, unless you live where the water is really …

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Home Sweet Home

  Sherolyn-Basement Bettas So, you fell in love with a colorful Betta at a local fish shop and want to bring him home. What are you going to need to keep your new friend happy and healthy in your home? This article will show you how to properly set up and maintain a tank for …

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How To Pick A Betta Fish

When learning about how to pick a betta fish, you’ll find that the whole process isn’t a hard thing to do. Even without any training in how to pick a healthy one, a quick glance at the fish itself can be enough for you to instinctively determine a healthy betta from an unhealthy betta. There …

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