Petco Knowledge Base

How do I know if my betta is sick?

by Aluxe Feb. 11, 2016
Common illnesses betta can get: Fin rot Frayed or disintegrating fins; the base of the fins usually reddens. What to do: improve water quality; consult a store partner for treatment using a commercial remedy. Click here to check out API Splendid Bett...

Why did red streaks appear on my goldfish?

by Aluxe Feb. 5, 2016
Red streaks are most likely a sign of septicemia which is usually caused by poor water quality. This can be a fatal disease if left untreated, so it is imperative that to act quickly. Petco offers free water testing and it's recommended to get your w...

How do I change my tank water without harming my betta?

by Aluxe Jan. 27, 2016
For Small Tanks: It's recommended to do a 50% water change for small habitats (less than 2 gallons) once a week. For smaller habitats, use a small cup to corral the betta and remove half of the water from its habitat, set them aside while you discard...

Do bettas get bored?

by Aluxe Jan. 27, 2016
Create a dynamic habitat: In their home environment, bettas should be provided décor such as a cave or plant to help it feel secure. Click here to check out different plants and décor . Bettas can also live in a community aquarium with other compatib...

Does my betta need a filter?

by Aluxe Jan. 21, 2016
Bettas, if house individually do not need a filter. However, if they are house in a community aquarium with a filter, remember that bettas do not tolerate a strong current, so you need to ensure it is not too powerful as a strong current could negati...