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Betta Fish Care Sheet & Supplies

4 things to know about your betta

  • Bettas can live up to 3 years
  • They grow up to 3 inches long
  • Bettas can sometimes live with other peaceful community fish. However, you should only have one male or female betta in a tank without dividers and be prepared to remove the betta if they show signs of aggression towards other fish.
  • Bettas gulp air from the surface of their tank.

How do I set up my betta’s tank?

Bettas need an aquarium with a filter that is at least three gallons. Set up their new home at least one day before they arrive.

Aquarium & stand

  • The minimum size of the aquarium will depend on how many fish you have. For just a betta, the tank should be a minimum of 3 gallons.
  • If you plan to have lots of community fish, follow this formula to determine whether the tank should be even larger: the aquarium should have 1 gallon of water for every inch of fully-grown fish.
  • The aquarium should be near a power source, in a low-traffic area, away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. Pick a very sturdy, stable base for
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How to Take Care of Fish

By Kali Wyrosdic

Are you thinking about getting a fish but aren’t sure whether or not a fish would make the best pet? No matter what type of fish you’re thinking about, there are some basic fish-care facts that apply. Once you’ve made your decision, make sure to research the type of fish and it’s individual needs. Below, you’ll find answers to several of the most common fish-care questions to help you decide whether or not a fish is the right type of pet for you.

Are Fish Really a Low-Maintenance Pet?

Generally speaking, freshwater fish are less expensive and easier to care for than other types of pets, leading to the perception that they’re easy to keep. While they can be less trouble than other types of animals, that doesn’t exactly make them low-maintenance pets.

Fish have the same basic needs as other animals, including food, water and a proper habitat, but because fish live in completely different environments than humans and other mammals, they are dependent on us to provide everything they need to live happily.

Whereas dogs and cats won’t die if they aren’t washed regularly (although appropriate grooming for your pet is encouraged), regular aquarium cleanings

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Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (3/20/2021)

Sunil – A4550435 – UNALTERED MALE BLACK WASH/TAN GERM SHEPHERD/MIX – about 1 year old. WEST KENNEL, WING I – 279 Call 602-506-7387 for more information.MCACC

Shayna – A4504156 – SPAYED FEMALE TAN/WHITE LABRADOR RETR/AM PIT BULL TER – about 8 years old. WEST KENNEL, WING D – 101. Call 602-506-7387 for more information.MCACC

Lilybelle – A4549005 – SPAYED FEMALE BRINDLE/WHITE BOXER/MIX – about 3 years old. WEST KENNEL, WING F – 168. Call 602-506-7387 for more information.MCACC

This dynamic duo is simply inseparable. Romeo is a 12-year-old Chihuahua and Tico is an 8-year-old Chihuahua/Pug mix. They were brought to the Arizona Humane Society after their owner could no longer care for them. Like many senior pets, both Romeo and Tico were struggling with some rotten teeth when they first came to AHS. They both had several teeth removed and are doing much better. Both Romeo and Tico are well-behaved older gentlemen, who know their basic commands like “sit” and “stay”. They are a bonded pair so they will need to find a home with enough love for the both of them. Adoptions are available at AHS’ Campus for Compassion location by appointment only (this is the

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San Antonio Animal Care Services shares cold weather preparations

Photo of Candice Avila-Garcia

Animal Care Services shares tips on how pet owners can protect their animals during the cold weather.

Animal Care Services shares tips on how pet owners can protect their animals during the cold weather.

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Whenever freezing temperatures make their way to San Antonio, we always hear about the four Ps — people, pipes, plants and pets.

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services want residents to put an emphasis on protecting pets from the incoming cold weather. 

With low temperatures forecast to be in the 20s, ACS has a warning for pet parents, “Violators face zero tolerance during extreme weather events. Fines generally start at $300 per violation.”

So how can you protect your pets from the frigid weather? Bring them inside. 

“Pets (especially cats) are safer indoors. Can’t have your pet inside the house? Purchase an insulated doghouse or build a protective enclosure that shields your pet from the elements and gives them a safe, warm place to rest,” ACS said in a press release.

They also want pet owners to be vigilant of any broken fencing, gates or holes along fence line. That’s because they say pets who are outdoors look for a place

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Pets for Adoption at OC Animal Care, in Tustin, CA

Pets for Adoption at OC Animal Care, in Tustin, CA | Petfinder
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