Originally Posted by dancersmama79
do u have to ready the water like u do for bettas? just add the calcium supply? what kind of seashells and where do u get cuttlebone?? can u keep them with bettas or other fish? do they need a filtered tank?
Yes. Treat them the same as fish. Cycled tanks with filters, water changes, etc. Any shell. Some use old aquatic snail shells or just normal sea shells from the beach (after they have been cleaned). I bought cuttlebone from the supermarket in the pet section. It's in the bird food section, used for parakeets. Yes you can keep them with fish. Some fish will pick at them. I had a Betta that picked one to death and another that ignores them. I have them in 3 of my tanks including gouramis, Betta, kuhli loaches, tetras, bristlenoses red tail shark, guppies and my goldfish tank.