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  1. Betta Fish Care
    I have several dumb questions about water changes/treatments and a few other things... Call me a newbie, if you'd like, and my apologies for the barrage of questions... [This is what you get when you combine a writer with a fish keeper, I guess] First the history: Up until now, I've had smaller...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm debating on whether to get Malaysian driftwood for my 10g tank for my betta fish. The driftwood I'm planning on buying is called Zilla Malaysian driftwood and it seems to be the right size for my tank. I don't mind the tannins and the stain it will leave on the water. I've heard some stuff...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    I'm pretty sure I read somewhere on here that one can use rooibos tea as a source of tannin in place of almond/oak leaves or green tea, is this correct? We don't have any suitable green tea at my house, but I just found a box full of rooibos tea. It's Twinnings' "African Rooibos Red Tea" (not...
  6. Betta Fish Compatibility
    so I plan to get a fluval chi 6.6 gal with black aquarium sand, and anubias, and possibly another plant or two (tiger lotus and/or sunset hygro), and a betta fish. This will be my first planted tank, and I understand that algae could be a problem, so I was thinking about investing in algae...
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