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Old 11-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #1 
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Peppermint

I have been doing a ton of research on bettas and one question I cannot find the answer to is why is peppermint bad for bettas? What does it do to them? I am just curious. :)
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #2 
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I have never even heard that until now. Lol.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #3 
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Oh, I just read that somewhere and I can't remember what it said. I'll see if I can find it again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #4 
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A better question would be Why would anyone want to give a betta peppermint?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #5 
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A better question would be Why would anyone want to give a betta peppermint?
Exactly. I'm not sure why one would want to do that.

I can't seem to find the page I was looking on that said why - I wasn't even looking at info about bettas, I was researching worm composting bins when I came across it. It was talking about how peppermint can be used as a pest repellent and you shouldn't put it in with your earthworms. It also listed other animals you shouldn't give it to, aquarium fish were among the many listed there.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #6 
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Ive never heard that.. but its probably along the same lines as tea tree oil, it damages the bettas lybrinth? Organ. Or i have no idea how to.spell it or what exactly its called so correct me if u will. But maybe it can burn the fish? Like when you have something really mintuy sometimes it stings the mouth a tad
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #7 
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all good points. Thanks y'all :)
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #8 
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I would imagine it would be an irritant.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #9 
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Gotta love those random questions...
We had a member once ask about feeding fruit to their fish... WHY???
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:32 AM   #10 
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fruit for fish

Is it okay to feed them banana chips?
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