We all know that the word “Betta” is short for Betta splendens, or Siamese Fighting Fish. These can be found in pet stores around the world and are usually kept in small bowls with little to no filtration. While Bettas are not known for being long-lived fish, they can live up to 5 years if given proper care. Unfortunately, many Bettas suffer from a condition called Swim Bladder Disease (SBD), which is very common among these fish. The disease manifests itself by making it difficult for the Betta to swim upright and often leads to death within weeks of ...Read more

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