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post #51 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 04:58 PM
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True story...
I went to a PetSmart and rand into an "experenced" fishkeeper employee who had had tanks for 10 years and currently had 6 Betta! I was telling her about my Betta and how I was going to eventually move him up to a 10gal. She told me that was a TERRIBLE idea! She said the Betta would freak out any hide in a corner and never come out because of all the space. She said they lived in little puddles of nothing in the wild (which she clamed to have seen them in) and are fine in 2 gallon tanks. She said that Bettas are nasty little fish and you have to do a COMPLETE water change and clean the tank every other day to once a week because they are the only fish that needs fresh water. She also said a seashell was a good adition to my 2gal tank (raises pH) and to only feed him every other day! Also, she said the people on fish forums have no idea what they are talking about and do more harm than good! *eye roll*
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Its kind of true. In the wild Bettas live in bodies of water that turn into mud puddles during the dry season but many Bettas die during that period. Thats why most wild Bettas live about a year. Daily water changes can be used depending on tank size.
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Ill put my input in then XD

Well, for example, i went to petsmart yesterday for a plant or two. I asked them for fully underwater plants. I did get some odd one ( wrong name for it im sure) and a Mondo Grass plant. Im using the mondo now as a top plant for my tank and i split the other one up into 4 so they can grow and root.

Sometimes its sad when you sell things you don't even know about.
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I grow my Modo grass in spagnum moss. They are better for gardens.
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I grow my Modo grass in spagnum moss. They are better for gardens.
Yeah, i have the Fluval Chi and the top can hold a plant. Rather then put it outside id rather keep it on the tank.
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I did a test on them the one in spagnum moss did so much better. The one in water died off tell I decided to save it.

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