I was just wondering what you think is the best way to clean newly brought gravel. It's Marina branded and it has a natural lookin shade of white,yellow and brown rocks. But I noticed some rocks have like paint on them by "axident" like little splotches and after a bit of hot water i could scrape it off with nails. I read somewhere about boiling it and was wondering how that works and what else I can do to ensure the gravel is cleaned well and is safe.
I found Prime today!!! :D haha I got sooo excited at the store xP andddddd it was 40% off along with Stress Coat!!! I calculated weekly uses for my 5 gallon and PRIME WILL LAST FOR NINE YEARS!!!($8.73) and over two years worth of Stress Coat for $6.71. It's a happeh happeh day.
(ps:there's no expiry date on the Prime though, but it is tightly sealed, that should be ok right? The Stress Coat expires in 2015 so I dont think this stuff is old stock)
Hmm, a lot of other male fishies flare but none of them are really known for flaring the same way bettas are. There's a type of cichlid called the firemouth who has red on his chin and underbelly and on his gill covers, as well as a big black spot on each gill cover. When he flares, it makes his head look twice as big and the black spots look like eyes.