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Old 07-01-2011, 11:24 PM   #1 
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What is the deal with green tea?

I have noticed decaf green tea mentioned in a few threads...what is the purpose, what does it treat, when should you use it, and how?

Does is need to be a certain kind....or could I just use my Stash Decaf Green Tea bags I have in the pantry? What is the dosage?

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Old 07-02-2011, 01:13 AM   #2 
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I have noticed decaf green tea mentioned in a few threads...what is the purpose, what does it treat, when should you use it, and how?

Does is need to be a certain kind....or could I just use my Stash Decaf Green Tea bags I have in the pantry? What is the dosage?

Thanks!!
ive never heard of this but i would like to know as well lol. seems interesting?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:23 AM   #3 
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Decaf green tea can be used in place of the very-hard-to-find Indian Almond Leaf to produce tannins in the tank. Tannins are healthy for bettas and promote healing, can lower pH, and also provide the darker water that simulates the natural environment of a betta. But it has to be decaf and it has to be just green tea, no additives like lemon flavor or that kind of thing. Red tea, or rooibos tea, also works very well.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #4 
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Yep, Im in South Africa and we all use Rooibos (redbush ive seen it called in the uk) as a general cure it all. I also use it to promote fin growth since it comes with so many bonuses.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=71248

Go read that thread. Its what I started about my use of Rooibos. I have to use it since its near impossible to get IAL here. If I get the extract its over R200 for 5L (about 25$ for not even 2 gallons)
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:14 PM   #5 
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I can't find IAL anywhere, not within a reasonable price anyway and since I drink hot tea like an addict anyway, I figured, whatever. Green tea and rooibos it is. *shrugs*
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #6 
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is cafienated green tea bad for the betta? what about other black teas, or is it simply decaf green?

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #7 
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I wouldn't give any animal caffeine, so I would no on the caffeinated green tea.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #8 
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DEcaf green tea is as rare as IAL here...haha
I haven't been able to find it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:43 PM   #9 
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Do you guys consider ordering online? AQ has a lot of great prices.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...ing&1309696809 - $9 plus free shipping in USA for 25 leaves. $15 for 50.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #10 
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You can also use oak leaves.Dried out and crunchy from fall.
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