The minimum water volume for a betta in the UK to be housed in on a permanent basis is 5 litres
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Cross breeding parent fish to their fry (carefully written) and sibling fish to each other has been a long practise in the fish world to develop certain characteristics such as colour or elongated fins just look at how many strains of...
Fish only setup would work out fish stocking level as 25mm of fish per litre of water
If it’s a well planted and well filtered tank then this could be slightly increased as long as water conditions were closely monitored and regular maintenance was done which I’m sure it is
So let’s just say...
I agree it’s down to your Bettas personality some are psychopaths and others are scared of their own shadow
Does the tank look a bit bare of life ?
If it does You could add shrimp and snails or a few fish small group of rasboras or pencil fish or a pair of dwarf cichlids
I’d stay away from...
It’s just like fashion, things change a bit slower than clothing but there are definite trends, but a trend lasts just as long as the shop owners / managers deem it to be profitable
The problem is limited tank space so they need each tank to be as profitable as possible
Even if there was a...
Get something you can syphon water in that’s big enough to hold all the water
Put it next to where the tank is going
Cheap option are paddling pools
You can either Empty tank as low as possible small fish will be ok in an inch of water or
Catch fish and empty it completely
Put fish in...
Deaths of fish are usually accepted by shops at upto 10% good individually owned shops are much much less
The chains are very expensive for their fish, their markup is astonishingly high but they tend to be in expensive locations
Quarantine rooms !
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It would be a huge leap forward if the average lfs and the large chains stopped stocking horrible nasty bright Psychedelic gravel and stupid ornaments but instead promoted natural products and had more aquascaped displays
This would massively change how people viewed fish
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