Species

Structural color

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Betta come in a dazzling array of colors. Pure red, yellow, blue, green, white, black and any number of subtle variations between them are evident. At the microscopic level cells called chromatophores are responsible for the colors we perceive. Betta chromatophores can be divided into two broad categories on the basis of the …

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Basics of Genetics

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas When breeding bettas, it can be very helpful to know some basics about genetics. One thing that is really important with genetics is to understand the terminology used. In this article, I will try to clarify and cover some of the basics, which are indispensable to understand betta genetics in a simplified manner. …

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More Betta

Mike McBrien Beyond keeping betta’s as pets, many people choose to breed these magnificent fish. The articles in this section are provided to help the basic hobbyist become the next top breeder.

Common Beliefs

  Mike McBrien Bettas are incredibly popular fish, not only do they have a diverse amount of color and fin type and have a personality all their own, they are also hardy and relatively easy to care for. Unfortunately this popularity and the condition of how most bettas are typically sold have created many misconceptions about husbandry and evolved into myths …

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Betta Fish Colors

Betta Fish Colors & Patterns: Varieties You May Be Able To Own!

Betta fish are some of the most colorful and unique fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby. But what causes these patterns and how have they changed from their wild ancestors? There is a lot of science that goes into breeding betta fish, specifically genetics. Most hobbyists don’t question the beautiful and vibrant colors of …

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Terminology

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas General Terms Foods and Feeding BB – No gravel or bare bottom tank BBS – Baby Brine Shrimp BW – Black Worms NLS – New Life Spectrum food MW / WW / BW – Micro Worms / Walter Worms / Banana Worms WW – White Worms Medicine Metro – Metronidazole PP – Potassium …

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Bettas

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas The Siamese fighting fish, or the Betta as he is better known, has got to be one of the most popular aquarium fish of all time. With their brilliant colors and spunky personalities they have fans of all ages. Bettas usually grow to an overall length of about 3 inches, including fins and …

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