Betta Diseases Prevention

In order to keep your betta free from betta diseases, you need to provide good betta care. Below are some tips on how you can prevent betta diseases.

In order to prevent betta diseases, you need to provide clean water for them, right water temperature, good food and appropriate quantity of food. If all these are taken care of, they will be kept healthy. On the other hand, if you give your betta dirty water, cold temperatures, lousy food, insufficient food or too much food, they will be prone to suffer health problems. When changing water, it is better to use water of the same temperature. This is to prevent shock to the betta due to sudden change of water temperature. Also, the water used should have been treated to remove chlorine compounds.

It is advisable to keep your new fish alone in a betta fish bowl, without sharing water with other fishes for about a month, when you first brought it home. The purpose of doing this is to allow some time for any disease the betta is carrying to manifest itself. In this way, you can treat the betta disease while they are in the betta fish bowl without allowing it to infect other fishes. After the infection is treated, you can transfer it to the tank and allow it to stay with the other fishes. Fishes do not need to come into contact with one another to spread a disease. Things such as fish nets and water hoses can transfer pathogens from one container to another.

How do you know that your betta is sick? A healthy betta has fine colour, good fins, looks lively and seems interested in its surroundings. If they are sick, they will not display one or more of these signs. In particular, clamped fins are good signs of a sick betta. If a betta is suffering from a parasite disease, abnormal spot will appear on its body. However, sometimes it may not be easy to notice these spots on its body, especially when its colour is very light. You may need to use a torch light to shine on it to see the spots more clearly. Some bettas whose fins are damaged have a higher chance of suffering from fin rot. One of the recommended treatments for betta diseases is to put some salt into the water. Some betta keepers used salt regularly to prevent the bettas from being infected with diseases.

As seen from the above, betta diseases prevention is not difficult. Most importantly, regular changing of water should be practised to ensure clean water is present in the container for your betta. If you practise good betta care habits, your betta will be healthy and happy. Please visit Betta Fish website for more information.