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fantailer
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a couple questions
« on: September 08, 2011, 06:05:08 PM »

hi Smiley
Ive had a couple questions. Huh

Can bettas be fed tropical fish flakes?
Which plants are easy to take care of but are disliked by goldfish?

Oh and Ive got some updated measurements with the fish! Smiley

Orbitz: 2 inches (4.5 centimeters
Titan: 2.75 inches (6.5 centimeters)
Chronos: 1.5 inches (3 centimeters)
Galaxy: 3 inches (7 centimeters)
Jose: 2 inches (4.5 centimeters)
Thor: 1.5 inches (3 centimeters)
Molly: couldn't get her measurement as she was sucking in the log decoration all day. Tongue

By the way this list is in order from the first adopted to the last adopted. Wink
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Re: a couple questions
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 07:01:03 PM »

Yes Bettas can eat flakes, they offten do when kept in community tanks.
As for plants, try Java fern, it taste bitter and anubias, it has hard leaves. They both have pretty low light requirements.
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Nossie
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Re: a couple questions
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 02:55:34 AM »

That's no problem at all! Here I couldn't get any specialized betta foods, so Bruce has been eating flakes, crisps and granules for tropical fish Smiley And a lot of freeze-dried and frozen blood worms, they're naturally carnivores so I try to match his needs and give him bloodworms almost every day Smiley

About the plants, Dragonii covered it, I've got these two kinds myself Smiley Kept them successfully with the most hungry goldfish on earth. Anubias come in three sizes, there's Dwarf Anubias, that grows like a little cute carpet on the tank floor/wood, Barter's Anubias, which is sort of middle-sized, and last Giant Anubias, which will grow really high and nice! Cheesy (But I can't find any Giant Anubias anymore :'''c) I've also heard that Vallisneria works, but I'm not entirely sure.
If you can find one, an Onion Plant would be perfection! It's usually kept with herbivorous fish Smiley

Both Anubias and Java Fern have that kind of roots that rather than growing under the substrate, they grab pieces of wood or rock and grow on that, so if you could, it would be a really beautiful idea to stick them with some transparent fishing line to a piece of bogwood or a nice rock Smiley I had one drill the roots straight through one of my pebbles...
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fantailer
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Re: a couple questions
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 05:32:53 AM »

Thanks I was thinking of getting some this weekand. Smiley Also how do you prepare logs for a fish tank?
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Nossie
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Re: a couple questions
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 07:09:01 AM »

I just soaked and showered mine in hot water for a while. Let it lay around in that bucket for maybe a day? Changing it everytime it turned yellowish Smiley It of course depends on what kind of wood you choose too!
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fantailer
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Re: a couple questions
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 05:20:02 PM »

Okay, thanks! Smiley
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Re: a couple questions
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 01:37:28 PM »

Anytime! Wink
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