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  1. The proper use of IAL and mold(?)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey fellow betta lovers, I'm Mitu from India, and the best thing about it is unlimited free supply of Indian Almond leaves. I have experienced great benefits with it. I had fin rot on my two betta fishes, I tried expensive medicines but without any improvement. I collected some dried IAL and...
  2. Indian Almond Leaf

    Betta Pictures
    Just want to show you guys a pic of my EE after I put the IAL in his tank with him. I posted a few weeks ago about a fin issue with this guy, Storm is his name. He was biting his own fins and I started more frequent water changes with aquarium salt. I ordered some IAL prior to his biting...
  3. Question about indian almond leaves

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm keeping a few bettas in 1 gallon jars for a couple weeks until the bigger tank is ready, so I'm changing the water 100% several times a week. I've been thinking of using IAL, but I don't know how water changes work with them. Since they lower the pH, does that mean if I want to use them...
  4. Driftwood Size Per Gallon? Also, Tannins Alternatives?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Is there any rule of thumb for minimum size of DW vs size of tank (and still receive the benefits)? My friend has some small pieces and I wonder what is enough. I do have fake wood in my "tanks", which I could remove, but then I can't return them and would therefore have fake wood just sitting...
  5. Tannins??

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay I hear from a lot of people that they use Almond Leafs as a source of tannins which is beneficial to their fish. My question is can you provide a beneficial source of tannins from other products? When I hear "tannins" I think of tea but I'm pretty sure if I added tea to a fish tank that...
  6. Indian Almond Leaf

    Betta Fish Care
    Ok, all of you are just bad influences! ;) I've had 3 Bettas, my last one got sick and searched for help. I got so much info from this site and I thank you all. Sadler my last boy, blu, committed subside... While sick he jumped out of his tank. That was The day before Easter. Since then...
  7. Cass and her catappa leaves

    Betta Pictures
    I just wanted to share a video of my sweet little fish, Rose of Sharon Cassidy, or Cass for short, being absolutely adorable before bed after I gave her a Catappa leaf. She zooms around excitedly and I get her to do a trick for food before bed time. <3 I've taught her a new trick which I'm...
  8. Concern on new Betta's tail

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi peeps, I'm having some trouble identifying whether my new betta, Zeus is having a fin rot/ripped or is it just his natural pattern for his back tail. Here's an image of Zeus. I just bought him a week ago. I did put some Indian Almond Leaves to accelerate his tail growth and do a 100%...
  9. IALs: What To Do With Them

    Betta Fish Care
    i just ordered some from ebay and i dont have the slightest clue what to do with them haha. do i just leave them floating in the tank? how do they help if theyre dead leaves? do they decay in the water? how long should i leave them in? should i change leaves when i change water? should i...
  10. IALs and Rooibas tea

    Betta Fish Care is that the right kind of tea? do you know of anywhere to get it cheaper?
  11. Help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got IAL for my betta Sokka to help him and keep him healthy and they just came in the mail. Prior to that tho, i put aquarium salt inside a water change to help with the splits in his fins. The medicine for his velvet wasnt coming fast enough so i googled other remedies and found someone...
  12. Meds and treating?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I havent gotten many answers in the emergency thread but maybe you guys can help? My betta has velvet, though it seems to be mild. He has gold dust in small faint strips on his body and around his fins closest to his gills. He hasnt been scratching for a while because I was treating him with...
  13. OAK LEAVES... . . in lou of IAL?

    Betta Fish Care
    OAK LEAVES, have been recommended to me by Old Fish Lady a while ago, and I have been using them religiously ever in southern Ontario, we have PLENTY and various species as well! If you are like me and like using natural remedies and organic products when working with Bettas...