Friday, 24 October 2008

How Should Plants be Sterilized and Placed in the Tank with Your Betta Fish


Plants should be sterilized before introduction into the aquarium by placing them in a pink solution of Permanganate of Potassium for 10 minutes. As an oxidant, Potassium Permanganate can act as a disinfectant.

After disinfection, the plants should be rinsed thoroughly under running water and any metal clamps removed from their roots.

Fill the tank half full. With a finger, press a hole in the pebbles (or gravel) at the base of the aquarium and insert the plants, packing the gravel (or pebbles) firmly around the the plant roots.

When the plants are firmly in place, pour the remainder of the water from a pitcher onto the hand held low over the plants or distribute the water evenly over the surface using a watering can. This prevents uprooting.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR PLANTS, BECAUSE APART FROM BRING IN DISEASE TO YOUR AQUARIUM, THEY CAN ALSO BRING IN UNWANTED SNAIL EGGS.

Betta Fish recommended resource: here.

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Are Ornaments in the Aquarium Harmful to Your Betta ?


They may not harm your Betta, but the ideal aquarium is one which simulates natural conditions as closely as possible.

Sea shells and corals are best reserved for salt-water aquarium and mermaids can be safely relegated to the nursery along with Santa Claus and the pixies.

When shells are used they should be placed with the opening facing down so that any un-eaten food do not accumulate in them.

Stones may be cemented together to form an arch but great care must be taken to cure any cement before the stones in the aquarium.

PLEASE USE NON TOXIC CURED CEMENT (NOT GLUE)

Under the archyour Betta will play and rest and it becomes covered with green growth (algae) over time and your Betta will discover new browsing places. The effect is quite pleasing to the both eyes (Bettas and human) and also looks very natural to your fishy friend9s).


Betta Fish recommended resource: here.

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