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Old 10-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #1 
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Betta Friendly Tea

While buying tea for myself today i wondered what tea's you could actually use for a betta. Since I'll be having my rescue (and my first fish may be showing up sooner than planed) I want to know if there are any tea's you can use with betta. I know I saw pictures from another rescue with tea bags in the tanks. Any idea's anyone?
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #2 
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hmmm good question....ima have to keep up with this thread
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #3 
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i don't know about teas, but i know that some (less than reputable) betta owners/breeders put small amounts of ground coffee in tank water to make their fish more energetic (as part of conditioning for less than reputable betta activities) i can't see putting anything with caffeine in betta water being particularly healthy, but i may be wrong. i know that tea leaves have a LOT less caffeine than coffee does.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #4 
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Looks like red tea naturally has no caffeine so I am guessing would that work? Though it turns the water a red color so not sure if it would have something in it that would harm the fish. Some aquariust swear by it it seems.
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Looks like red tea naturally has no caffeine so I am guessing would that work? Though it turns the water a red color so not sure if it would have something in it that would harm the fish. Some aquariust swear by it it seems.
yeah, but red tea is made from rooibos root, not actual tea leaves. i hadn't though of it though, i'd be interested to see what it can do. i know it's got all sorts of health benefits for humans, maybe it does for fish as well.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:57 PM   #6 
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LOL ok.
rooibos tea makes a nice black water effect and does have some benefits. decaf green tea also have tannins too.

dont give your fish caffeine! that's bad!!!
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I heard even decafe has some traces of caffeine though.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:01 AM   #8 
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well people have used it with no problems! but you can just use rooibos just to be on the safe side
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:06 AM   #9 
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I'll test it on a very healthy fish and monitor it for the first day. But I'm def testing the red tea until I can get IAL.
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dont need to test rooibos tea lol! I use to use it before I got IALs
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