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Conversation Between Oldfishlady and finnfinnfriend
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  1. finnfinnfriend
    01-02-2013 03:19 PM - permalink
    Thank you and that is a good idea. Could you lead me toward some good resources?
  2. Oldfishlady
    01-02-2013 03:17 PM - permalink
    Both Hikari and Tetra are bigger/better companies regarding fish care products-IMO....
    Lots of different opinion on different things regarding fish care in general-Its my opinion that its not that big of an issue, many disagree and I respect that. All I am saying based on my opinion, is that wheat isn't that big of an issue as long as you are feeding a varied diet....
    What you should do is research fish nutrition from several different science based resources for a better understanding-Knowledge is power...
  3. finnfinnfriend
    01-02-2013 02:50 PM - permalink
    Well, I wouldn't doubt that the better companies put a lot or research into their food, but what about companies like Hikari or Tetra that make wheat the first ingredient on the list?
  4. Oldfishlady
    01-02-2013 02:35 PM - permalink
    IMO....Too much of any one thing can be bad-with that said, I also think that too much of an issue is being made out of nothing-I personally wouldn't stress over the wheat added to fish food-as long as you are providing a varied diet to meet the nutritional needs to support overall health. Fish food companies do a lot of research and IMO wouldn't provide a product that would be harmful since that would hurt their bottom-line...
  5. finnfinnfriend
    01-02-2013 02:08 PM - permalink
    Are wheat products in betta foods really not as bad as they are made out to be?
  6. finnfinnfriend
    12-31-2012 01:12 PM - permalink
    That is interesting...Thank you!
  7. Oldfishlady
    12-31-2012 12:59 PM - permalink
    Well...on average and IMO/E-the one that can tolerate strong filtration in the beginning might have issue on the long term. That said, they are all different in their tolerance both short and long term-especially with the Long fin males. So many factors at play that can change. A lot of it is based on- judgement call from observation when dealing with live animals.
  8. finnfinnfriend
    12-31-2012 12:28 PM - permalink
    That makes sense, since they are such clean fish anyway. Also, do you think a slightly too strong filter would stress a betta out enough to affect it's well being at all? I know all bettas are different, but I mean on average...
  9. Oldfishlady
    12-31-2012 12:20 PM - permalink
    IMO/E- Filters are optional for this species and so is the nitrogen cycle.
    Regardless if the tank is filtered and has an established nitrogen cycle-You sill need to make water changes and while the nitrogen cycle can help maintain water quality longer between water changes-still gotta make water changes in a closed system.
    When keeping other species of fish-especially community tanks-the nitrogen cycle and proper filtration are very important and recommended.
    Lots of different ways to keep this species and others-as well as lots of opinions based on personal experience, preference etc...not really a right or wrong per se' in some cases.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    12-31-2012 12:08 PM - permalink
    Uugh I have been freaking out over filter flow bothering bettas, and I am now considering just takin the filter out of the equation all together....But what I want to know is; Is it better care, in your opinion, to have a filter for a betta? Or is it the same care and health whether you have a filter or not? Hallyx seems to think it's bad to not have a filter(meaning cycle) no matter what. What do you think about his opinion?
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