Tank Mates

Blue Gourami And Betta

Blue Gourami And Betta Fish: More Similar Than You Might Think

Believe it or not, gouramis are actually related to betta fish; they both belong to the Anabantidae family, also known as labyrinth fish after their specially modified lung organ that allows them to breathe atmospheric air. While blue gouramis are usually seen as community fish, betta fish are known as being solitary fish that can’t …

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betta fish with fin and rot loss taking a breath in aquarium

Betta Fish Fin Loss vs Fin Rot – What’s The Difference?

Betta fish are known throughout the fishkeeping hobby for their beautiful colors and seemingly endless variations of form. But the betta’s trademark is his flowing finnage. These glamorous fish are certainly the supermodels of the aquatic world! So, as you can imagine, discovering that your betta fish’s gorgeous fins are falling apart is a horror …

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angelfish and betta fish

Angelfish And Betta Fish: Not Compatible

Two of the most easily recognizable fish in the freshwater aquarium trade, angelfish, and betta fish are favorite centerpieces for freshwater systems. Both species feature beautiful colorations and displays of finnage and they look spectacular against a backdrop of dense vegetation. But can these two ornate fish live together in the same tank? Unfortunately, no, …

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