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Betta: Your Happy Healthy Pet

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!Known as the "Siamese Fighting Fish," the beautiful Betta, with vivid colors and long fins (in males), has enchanting elegance and grace. Yet Bettas can fight and bite, so it's best to keep just one in a tank. This guide helps you with everything from preparing for your Betta to maintaining an environment where it will thrive. It covers:* Setting up an interesting aquarium* Plants for the Betta tank* Choosing non-aggressive tankmates* Maintaining a healthy tank and healthy fish* Feeding your Betta* Breeding your BettaKeeping a Betta is the perfect introduction to keeping tropical fish, a relaxing, rewarding hobby everyone can enjoy.

File Size: 18127 KB

Print Length: 130 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0471793809

Publisher: Turner; 2 edition (May 5, 2008)

Publication Date: May 5, 2008

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #455,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #81 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets > Fish & Aquariums #217 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pets & Animal Care > Fish & Aquariums #29922 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting

I checked out this book originally from the Library then purchased it. I did so because I feel that if more people understood this particular fish they would stop using it so inhumanely as an ornament! My betta has a routine and enjoys my company, his meal times, his play times, his green peas as treat time and his 8 gal biorb filtered tank! Putting these wonderful creatures in a vase, jar or any small container is horrible. I enjoy the peaceful feeling I get just watching him, all in return for providing quality care for this fish. As a business owner with a high stress life he provides me with cheap therapy. Reading about betta care may spread the word so I purchased the book to educate others. The book provides solid information about betta care.

We "adopted" our very first Betta fish, Ray, last July. We just love him but weren't sure if we were taking care of him properly. This book was wonderful and so very helpful. It is easy to understand and separated so that your questions can be answered quickly. A must for all parents of Bettas!

very informative with all aspects of how to take care of a betta. this book covers info on tanks, daily/weekly maintenance responsibilities, plant selection, substrate, filter types, illnesses, breeding, lighting, etc. if you are a beginner of taking care of a betta, i think this book is the ideal book.

I bought this book at a PetCo that was going out of business, this was after having owned my own fish. I had a Betta before, and had done a lot of research online, so I thought I knew what I was doing. When I started reading this book in the store I realized that this was a lot more complete and thorough than the hundreds of articles I read online. This books gives consistent advice, and covers such a large range of information. The advice Tullock gives is logical and great. I definitely recommend this book for all, especially for such a decent price!

My wife has a betta, and he got sick. I was brand new to the care of any kind of fish, so I found myself looking all over the web for information. There are some really good sites, but I wanted to have a handy A-Z reference. I got this book, and it helped a lot. It gave me the basics to understand what bettas need in general, and then what to do when things go wrong. It also has interesting info on the origin of bettas in the wild, etc. While not encyclopedic, it covers most of what you'll need.

Actually I bought this book after having a betta for a few months. I wish I had thought to buy it beforehand, because it does offer a lot of basic, good tips. I had already gleaned a lot of info from the internet, but this book does touch on a few things that helped me (different types of filters I never knew about, different heating systems, and what to expect if breeding). The main problem I was having was my fish getting constipated frequently, so I was happy to see the advice about slightly soaking the flake food before feeding; I never knew to do this. So I would recommend this book highly, because it's written in a simple to read format, that is accessible to all ages.

First let me say that I'm not a fish expert and this is our first Betta, so I'm not sure if this is the 'best' betta book out there or not. I can say that I do enjoy reading this book and since it's really for my kids, it's easy for them to read it in order to take care of their new Betta. It gives you information on Betta basics, setting up the aquarium, plants, how to pick a healthy fish, bringing them home, nutritional needs, common illnesses, breeding and keeping them happy. And so far, it's answered a lot of our questions regarding having a Betta as a pet.I'm glad that we purchased this book and would recommend it to other Betta owners.

a very nice concise and complete book on caring for your Betta (and their history and etc)if i could only have one book on Betta this would be a good choice, however i must note that like MOST fish books, the section on telling genders apart is... less than useful. Betta have been bred for such showy finnage and nature, that females often show traits that back in the beginning of the hobby would have been "exclusive" to male Betta... sexing them can be surprisingly difficult if you have young Betta, or unknown types.On a plus side, the diagrammed examples of what is meant by the different variety names (veil tail, delta, etc) are very very good. The pictures are lovely of course.

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