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  1. Aquarium Care of Bettas (Animal Planet® Pet Care Library)
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  2. Aquarium Care of Bettas (Animal Planet® Pet Care Library)

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (26 reviews)
    Price R315.00

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Bettas are a unique tropical fish with attractive features. This handy book make it easy and fun to find favorites from the many different types of bettas, and is a great tool to help make the best care choices for these colorful fish. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planet™, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.

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David E. Boruchowitz
English Language
TFH Publications, Inc.
TFH Publications, Inc.
TFH Publications, Inc.
TFH Publications, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

An indispensable resource for recent and veteran betta fanciers, this text does not burden the reader with esoteric details concerning betta genetics and pigmentation, nor is excessive attention paid to the diversity of wild bettas which amateur hobbyists will never see. (Much of this detail is covered in _The Betta Handbook_ by Goldstein.) _Aquarium Care of Bettas_ discusses how to give your betta a good life, simple things like providing him more room to move and breathe in or adding salt to the water or changing the water often, all of which can make a huge difference in quality of life. The text is lively and accessible, with plenty of full-color pictures demonstrating types of Betta splendens. Consultation of this book can be the beginning of an inquiry into whether to provide heat and filtration to a betta tank; research online reveals that so many small heaters can cook the fish. I have consulted my copy several times already and will continue to do so.
I do not agree with some of the authors opinions on betta care.

I would not recommend using aquarium salt with your betta. As with most freshwater fish, they thrive in f-r-e-s-h water, and salt should not be used unless you absolutely must to treat disease/illness, or you risk serious harm to the fish. Salt will also destroy live plants, which I highly recommend for your betta as I've found most of mine over the years really enjoy spending time in the plants. It should also be noted that you can easily end up with dangerous levels of salt if you use it without consulting a hydrometer or refractometer, especially since the salt does not evaporate with time like the water does. I recommend thorough research from multiple sources before using salt in your freshwater aquariums.

Betta splendens shouldn't be kept in small bowls of water, same as any other fish. They are just no different than any other fish their size when it comes to their water volume requirements... Read more
I bought this book and have read it cover to cover. I thought I knew how to maintain a tank and feeding for a betta until I read this book. It uncovers all the myths that surround betta care even in the pet shops!!!

Excellent for anyone thinking of buying a Betta! They need more than just a bowl to survive. Bettas also need a mini heater, mini filter, and at least a 1 gallon tank per Betta!!!
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