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Old 07-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Fine Gravel Ok for Bettas?

I've been reading alot on how some bettas will ingest sand and die from it. But would fine gravel be okay??? or is the same idea...I wanted to get black fine gravel for my new fluval edge. What do you think?
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I use a sand cap and have never had any problems with them eating/ingesting it or becoming sick, never had a problem with them picking up eggs on the sand either.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #3 
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Impaction is usually a much bigger problem in terrestrial animals like land hermit crabs and reptiles like turtles and lizards. Fish are special because they can put sand in their mouths and then filter it out using their gills, making accidental ingestion not nearly as much of a problem for them.
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Every time I go to answer a question which I can actually answer, Adastra and Oldfishlady are always in there first
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