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Bettas (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals (Paperback)) Paperback – March 1, 2012
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Unfortunately, the info contained is mainly academic filler which is badly organized so that it's difficult to skim through and find the more practical bits, such as: 1. how often and how much to feed these fish, 2. how a Betta would do if mixed in with other fish in a large aquarium (answer: badly), 3. how often the water should be changed if a Betta is kept in a small filtration-less container of 1 gallon or less, 4. most common types of commerical food and which ones are better, etc. I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
Thankfully, Petsmart has a liberal return policy...this one's going back pronto!
The little care information that's provided is completely false (the best heater is your home thermostat?) and the majority of the book is filled with information on random betta species despite marketing the book clearly to owners of Betta Splendens.
Shame on Barron's for putting out this hot mess and then continuing to put out updated versions of the same outdated information. This book is SO bad I won't be buying another Barron's book any time soon.
To everyone who's saying the photos are nice, no they aren't. Google "betta" and see thousands of far nicer photos and more impressive individual fish.
Check out some breeder websites for information on care, breeding, proper disease treatment and also variety and colour identification. Or see The Betta Bible for detailed and more importantly accurate information.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good info and makes keeping Beta fish easier. I've had lots of these beautiful fish over the years and enjoyed reading about them. Book is well written and has some good pics.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great and very understanding to learn lots of things about your fishPublished 10 months ago by Marguerite Poll
Beautiful book with excellent illustrations and typeface for easy reading. Most of the book deals with bettas in general, history, species variations, breeding, etc. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Linda McBroom
Well organized with good photographs, although I was looking for more in depth information for a complete pet owner's manual.Published on March 31, 2014 by MARS
Good info and makes keeping Beta fish easier. I've had lots of these beautiful fish over the years and enjoyed reading about them. Book is well written and has some good pics.Published on December 14, 2013 by bpt