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Old 05-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #1 
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Tea?

I hear you can give your bettas tea.. can I do it for pog just as a treat, i dunno its cool :D

Can you use reg. caffinated green tea?
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #2 
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No.

For green tea, try to find organic/pure tea with no extra additives, it also has to be de-caffeinated. When you look at the ingredients list, make sure it just says "green tea", nothing else.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #3 
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I have heard of tea being used but I'd rather use Indian Oak Leafs to give them a treat. Its basically tea for bettas that has tons of benefits! In any case, do stay away from anything with additives such as caffeine.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #4 
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I use pure rooibos (red) tea. It is naturally caffeine-free. You can get it at most major grocery chains. It's excellent for healing fin damage and the fish seem more "perky".

Soak a tea bag in the tank until the water is a medium-yellow-red colour. Here's a pic of one of my tanks as a guide.

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Old 05-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #5 
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ok, pure red tea, got it :)
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #6 
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It's Indian almond leaves.
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I would never put tea with my bettas. Indian almond leaves are much cheaper and lot more natural than tea.
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I know this is crazy but could you create your own teabag using IAL?Sorry to jump on the thread I'm just really curious!Sorry!
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I know this is crazy but could you create your own teabag using IAL?Sorry to jump on the thread I'm just really curious!Sorry!
You could break up a leaf and put it in a tea ball* if you wanted to. I'd think it would be just as easy to put a single leaf or piece of a leaf in the tank.

*perforated metal ball used to steep loose-leaf tea
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #10 
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I would never put tea with my bettas. Indian almond leaves are much cheaper and lot more natural than tea.
I haven't noticed any harm from using rooibos tea, however I have since read that IAL or even oak leaves are more potent because they contain tannins. Apparently rooibos doesn't have tannin. I'm now waiting for my order of IAL to come in from Amy Lim on ebay.
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