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Old 04-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #1 
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Betta meets tea bag

I added a decaf green tea bag to my betta Minion's tank for tannins. He's starting to show signs of fin rot so I'm hoping the tea will help a bit! His reactions to the tea bag were really cute so I thought I'd share :P

He likes to be close to the tea bag:


Here's a rather low-quality video of him interacting with the tea bag. He loops around it, sticks his body close to the tea bag, and even tries to chomp at the veins of tea-water seeping out from the bag. I think he rather enjoys it :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbl5pvOI8hY

Have you ever tried putting tea in your betta's tank? How did they react?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #2 
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Why tea why not aquasalt?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #3 
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I used Rooibos tea and my boys seemed to love it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #4 
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Goldie, that's a good point! I've heard aquarium salt helps a lot, but right now all I have on hand is tea...and lots of water changes, of course! Hopefully the fin rot disappears.

Sparkyjoe, I was looking everywhere for plain rooibos in stores! It's awesome that your bettas loved it. Hopefully I'll find some rooibos and try it out too. Do you put it in your tank just for fun, or for treatment? Just curious =P
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #5 
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OK no problem your welcome hope he feels fine soon.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #6 
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I got it mainly to tint the water so they would feel more comfortable, but also for the other benefits.

Here's a link to a previous thread where Rooibos was discussed.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=71248
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #7 
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I'd rather use tea than any kind of salt.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #8 
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he looks so cute, i never knew tea helps
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #9 
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bl1507 tea leaves.... IAL... yup.

I really don't like the whole tea things. I'm afraid of chemicals or something. I just use IAL.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #10 
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He really did get excited, huh? It's like a puppy with a vacuum cleaner... He doesn't know what to do with himself!
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