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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Need Oak Leaves?

I have oak trees all around my property and the leaves are beginning to fall.

Since I will have tons of them, if anyone who does not have access to oaks please PM me with your name/address/quantity/size/etc. and I will mail you some. As of 10-2-12, I will mail them free of charge ... unless 'box' packaging becomes too expensive....I am not sure of that shipping cost.

The leaves are from an area where no pesticides are ever used (yeah... my lawn is all weeds ) and I will be able to pick the best/just-fallen ones soon. Please note that I will not be responsible for any harm done to your betta if you do not follow instructions on how to prepare them for your purpose. There are numerous directions on the forums from betta-lovers experienced in diseases/illnesses/etc.

Bad thing about mailing them is that they may arrived kind of 'crushed' Crushed ones will be okay if you need them for medicinal purposes. If you request whole leaves, I will have to use a box.

I recently floated a whole one in Sparkle's tank just to let it float so he has something new to 'play' with. He likes to swim underneath it and made a few small bubble nests around it. I am not using them in his tank for illness ... just to give him a toy and give him some calmness.

I brought one in the house and rinsed it off under hot tap water before putting it in his tank.

Here are some pics from 'above' his tank. Wish I could get a pic of the huge bubble nest he made underneath the leaf ... it was awesome

The leaf pictured is quite large. It is shown in a 5.5 gallon tank. It sank after about 3 days...I removed it and popped in a new one.

Top View Of Oak Leaf In Tank #1.jpg

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
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Isn't this black oak? They're toxic for bettas and aren't very beneficial.

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Isn't this black oak? They're toxic for bettas and aren't very beneficial.
OFL has said she uses Black Oak in her tanks all the time and they have not done any damage to bettas. The dried leaves are very similar to IAL.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=112866

Just some research I did after seeing your comment.


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Isn't this black oak? They're toxic for bettas and aren't very beneficial.
I have spent all day online trying to figure out if they are red or black oak They kind of look like both types

I see that OFL uses black oak without any problems. I don't want to harm anyones betta-buds.

Guess I will have to do some more research
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Will you send me some? I am in Canada however but I don't care if they are crushed or not I would like whole ones but I think shipping would be a little pricey. Please let me know I will take as many as you can send! I will pm you my address if you are willing to ship to me.
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Will you send me some? I am in Canada however but I don't care if they are crushed or not I would like whole ones but I think shipping would be a little pricey. Please let me know I will take as many as you can send! I will pm you my address if you are willing to ship to me.
PM me your name/address + I will keep in touch with you via PM.

It has been raining here every day and the leaves are not falling very well yet. Silly Acorns are all over the place!!!

I also have to do some checking on $ to send to your location. Also, if you refer to VictorP's post and my response ... I just want to be absolutely sure the leaves are okay for betta use.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 04:06 AM
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are you still shipping for free? may be interested in some :)

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If you're still giving these out I'd love to get in on this.


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