Big Als Coloring Party

Big Al's Coloring Party!

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To all kids 12 and Under!   Color in and share your artwork with Al Junior and his friends to win a prize! Take part in our exciting coloring contest with Al junior and his friends. Every month a winner from this contest will receive a prize and have their artwork displayed on ...
Caring for your Ball Python

Caring for your Ball Python

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Ball Pythons (Python regius) are medium-sized constrictor snakes (total length of 24””-40” for males and 36”-60” for females), native to partly forested areas in central Africa.  Ball Pythons are crepuscular (most active at dawn and dusk) and semi-arboreal (meaning they like ...
Why Do Bettas Blow Bubbles

Why Do Bettas Blow Bubbles?

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If your Betta comes in a small container, look for a cluster of bubbles around the rim. You may even find one in the corner of your home aquarium. This bubble nest is used for mating and storing eggs.   The Male Guardian   The male is responsible for protecting the eggs. ...
Steps For Acclimating Your Aquarium Fish

Steps For Acclimating Your Aquarium Fish

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Have you ever jumped head first into a lake or pool without testing the water? The initial shock can be easier to handle than wading in gradually, but it doesn’t work the same way with aquarium fish. When you bring home a new fish to add to your bowl or tank, its important to let ...
How to Help Your Skittish Betta

How to Help Your Skittish Betta

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Experiencing a bout of skittishness is common with bettas, but when the case becomes extreme, it can have detrimental effects on your fish’s emotional and physical health. Skittish bettas can act in such a way due to a variety of reasons; find your answer is by tackling a slew of ...
How to Select a Betta Tank

How to Select a Betta Tank

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Any home aquarium should replicate a natural environment as closely as possible. Keeping your fish healthy is all about consistency, especially when it comes to Betta care. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a tank.   Be Aware of the Tiny-Bowl Myth   A common ...
How to Properly Feed a Betta

How to Properly Feed a Betta

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Unlike many common varieties of tropical fish found in home tanks, bettas are carnivores and require a diet comprised of more than flakes made of roots and veggies. Feeding betta fish involves supplying food high in levels of protein to allow them to thrive.   Do Feed   ...
Betta Fish Anatomy

Betta Fish Anatomy

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Betta Fish Anatomy   Bettas are native to Southeast Asia where they are referred to as Siamese fighting fish. This species of Gourami is known for its bright coloring and elaborate fin patterns. In fact, most of it’s visual body mass is actually fin.   Eyes and Mouth   ...