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Sorry I don't feel like reading through all the pages but I will list the ones I've heard.

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- betta like small spaces
- you only have to replace the water that evaporates and never need to do a water change
- snails clean (HAHAHA yeah they poop like crazy so it's not really cleaning)
- males can live with females
- Bubble nest = happy
- Bettas will eat plant roots... OR CORN
- bettas live at room temp
LOL. I think theres a myth for just about everything being able to eat corn XP

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LOL. I think theres a myth for just about everything being able to eat corn XP
That's so true. Like PURINA pet foods say their food is "healthy and made with real meat" while it's just a bag of corn for the most part

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Most well cared for in big tank good diet dying of old age 7-8 years and extreme dedication 10 years the three thing probably makes them think they
provided good care get a new Betta and defend Betta myths seems like Americans believe these myths the most no offense studies show most americans might be too dumb for democracy and most believe dogs SOLD at pet stores are not from puppy mills also most Americans believe what business and government tell them no matter how absurd. Please do not be affended I am just speaking from studies and expierence.
No offense I am not an American, but even if I was I wouldn't get offended. Your point is clear enough. Even though I am an old aquarist I have no experience with betta fish and live plants and moreover I never asked petshop people around for advice. My father handed me down some books regarding the species I used to stock my aquariums with and so I never asked.

It is recent 'knowledge' for me that petshop people don't know a damn about their own job and I am (for a lack of a better phrase) genuinely impressed.

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so lettuce is still the best option to remove pond snails for any good amount of time. i cant use my algea flakes for nerite. my VT is greedy and eats it off the gravel. i do have a diatom issue that the nerite deals with.
If you do both that will probably get rid of them all but the assassins need sand to burrow in.
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No offense I am not an American, but even if I was I wouldn't get offended. Your point is clear enough. Even though I am an old aquarist I have no experience with betta fish and live plants and moreover I never asked petshop people around for advice. My father handed me down some books regarding the species I used to stock my aquariums with and so I never asked.

It is recent 'knowledge' for me that petshop people don't know a damn about their own job and I am (for a lack of a better phrase) genuinely impressed.
Seems like around here in America if you are paid to do something people believe you explains test scores and presidents. at my petco they seem like they have had experience they are usually in there thirties and seem pretty knowledgable and care about the animals.

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If you do both that will probably get rid of them all but the assassins need sand to burrow in.
sofar ive been lucky and never had such an issue. i dont know if i'll ever have a sand substrate. it sounds a bit tricky to use the gravel vac on sand.

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sofar ive been lucky and never had such an issue. i dont know if i'll ever have a sand substrate. it sounds a bit tricky to use the gravel vac on sand.
Yeah it is but plants cories and assassin snails love it.
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Oh, another myth is that fish have 3 second memories.
Alcemistnv wrote an article about it, it will be in the first issue of the newsletter on Monday september 17th in the betta chat section.

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Oh, another myth is that fish have 3 second memories.
I was going to reply to this, but I forgot what you said.

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