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Old 10-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Feeding beta to cichlids?

I dont mean any type of disrespect to anyone or beta lovers, but I was told that you can feed a beta to cichlids once a week or w/e to boost the colors tremendously on cichlids is this true? I never heard of this so thats why Im asking.

Another question, A friend of mine told me I have to much sand in my tank and that alot of sand holds feces,old food and bacteria which causes your tank to smell is this true?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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It seriously sounds like your friend doesn't have a clue.I don't have an answer for the beta question, But I have sand in my tanks and if anything they are much easier to clean because the food and debris lay on top of it.
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They will eat anything that fits into their mouth
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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I'd have to say the Betta thing is a crock.
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I understand that the food and debri lays on top, but does it hold smell in it if there is alot of sand? thanks for the inputs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
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Mine doesn't. But I also vacuum the sand regularly.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:24 AM   #7
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I have a 5" sand bed in my mbuna tank. Its been set up for 4 years now and have had no problems with any smells. As for the beta thing i highly doubt it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #8
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Bettas won't boost the cichlid's colors and I hope you don't do it. Krill would be a better food.
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