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Old 12-02-2012, 08:38 AM   #31 
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What is too open? Your posts aren't very specific nor are you providing any information on your opinions...And for someone new to Betta Fish such as myself, using abbreviations can be confusing. What would be the benefit of using IAL with my Betta? I've done research, and it says there is not scientific proof that they provide anything beneficial for my Betta.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #32 
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All Chocolate Betta was saying is that you might want to give the betta more places to hide. I find that plants/cave decorations work wonderfully. IAL is Indian Almond Leaf, and I have found that it improves color on them. Or was that aquarium salt? Anyways, I hope this helps!
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #33 
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There is some scientific proof for some of the things claimed but not all. Thaland betta breeder stick by it. I suggected it because suddenly getting off IAL from what I have read can be dangerous. No one calls it Indian Almond Leaves every9one I have seen calls it IAL. Too open as in not enough decorations.
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All Chocolate Betta was saying is that you might want to give the betta more places to hide. I find that plants/cave decorations work wonderfully. IAL is Indian Almond Leaf, and I have found that it improves color on them. Or was that aquarium salt? Anyways, I hope this helps!
Its IAL not aquariums salt.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:57 AM   #35 
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He has a large log, a small cave he goes in as well as other plants. I will add more, but he definitely has several areas he can hide. He also is the only fish in the tank, so he's not competing for space. I will also do more research on IAL so I can be more informed on its benefits. Thanks for your replies!
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Bettas are native to weed choked bodies and many suffer agrophbia a fear of wide open spaces. Like rats suffer Neophobia fear of new objects. I mean the surface is too open.
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Its IAL not aquariums salt.
Yeah, that's what I figured, but I wasn't sure.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:11 AM   #38 
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Okay. I added IAL to Carter tank and he is more active and more colorful.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #39 
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Same with Maggie.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #40 
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Just remember IAL only works on Blackwater fish.
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