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but i will once Honeycomb passes away.
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Are you giving up on your betta and just going to let him die?!

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^if you read it correctly it is just implying when the life of the betta has ended, the person will redo the tank with sand.
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Cories should, I say need sand. If it was up to me don't get them as gravel can injure their barbels and casue infection leading to death if not cared for. Shrimp are hit or miss and if you want a clean up crew they won't do anything, you will just have to feed more things, which makes you gotta buy more food.

How about doing something called research? If you are going to get an animal can you at least know what your gonna fees it or have to feed it (No offense). Ghost shrimp are scavengers and need meaty products, no algae for them. So toss those out of your head if you wanna feed them algae.

Why do you want a "clean up crew" in the first place?


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Cories should, I say need sand. If it was up to me don't get them as gravel can injure their barbels and casue infection leading to death if not cared for. Shrimp are hit or miss and if you want a clean up crew they won't do anything, you will just have to feed more things, which makes you gotta buy more food.

How about doing something called research? If you are going to get an animal can you at least know what your gonna fees it or have to feed it (No offense). Ghost shrimp are scavengers and need meaty products, no algae for them. So toss those out of your head if you wanna feed them algae.

Why do you want a "clean up crew" in the first place?
Thanks Kfryman, i have researched fish for almost 2 years now, and have viewed thousands of books and websites. I appreciate the information you have given me, so instead of another fish, i might just add a live plant and some shrimp(yes i have researched those too :). I wanted to just add a little bit more "movement" in my tank, as it felt a little empty. And no, I would NEVER give up on my animals, wether they are a fish or a horse, i love them all.


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Are you giving up on your betta and just going to let him die?!
No FishyFishy, I would NEVER give up on any animal, wether it is a horse or fish :) I just wanted to have a game plan in the event that he did pass( i would be devastated!). From now on, i am going to ONLY keep bettas and possibly inverts (shrimp, snail) because i am going to divide my tank :)


I appreciate your concern for Honeycomb, but i would never do that and he's doing fabulous!

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my bronze cories love sand. their barbells have become long and beautiful since i brought them home :) i'd recommend switching to sand no matter what cories you get. particularly little ones, like Olympia said.
Thanks, if i do choose to get them, i will redo the tank with sand. What brand/type of sand do you recommend?

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Quikrete playsand from home depot is great.
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Thanks! Is it hard to clean before i put it in the tank? Can i use a gravel vacuum and just hover it above the sand for cleaning? Is it aquarium safe?


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Yes, it's inert so it won't affect water chemistry or anything. For cleaning, I just put some in a bowl and swish it around in water, dump the water and swish it around a few times. Plop it in the empty tank, you can pour water on a dish to keep it from stirring. It may take a couple days to settle at first, but once it does it settles extremely fast.
And yup that's how I clean the tank.
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Yes, it's inert so it won't affect water chemistry or anything. For cleaning, I just put some in a bowl and swish it around in water, dump the water and swish it around a few times. Plop it in the empty tank, you can pour water on a dish to keep it from stirring. It may take a couple days to settle at first, but once it does it settles extremely fast.
And yup that's how I clean the tank.
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went too the website! Perfect! Thank you so much!

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