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Thread: Betta Pellets, and Betta "Treats" - Ingredients Question

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    Quote Originally Posted by TENroaches View Post
    The first ingredient in each is fish meal. Any idea if one would be better than the other, or if the treats shouldn't even be used?
    One of the ingredients is copper sulphate, which is used as an algaecide in aquariums!

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    I would go with pulversized freezed dried bloodworms instead.... and mist them.
    I've used these too, with no ill effect... and they are 'all natural'

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    Before, when it was doing great:




    After, with no change in humity:




    I also put some in my only nep's pitchers. Luckily it's shown no ill effects. I think I'm going to pitch these pellets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    One of the ingredients is copper sulphate, which is used as an algaecide in aquariums!


    I've used these too, with no ill effect... and they are 'all natural'
    Where were you when I posted the ingredients before?!
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    hmmm that actually happened to me a long time ago when I had my Adelae plantlets growing in very small pots that were too waterlogged. They were doing ok on their own, but when I fed them a fruit fly, it pushed them over the limit. How much water are you using on these guys?

    As a test, you need to try feeding roughly the same amount of fruit fly mass in comparison to the pellet and see if it has the same effect on your younger plants.
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    If the pellets are made in China I'd toss them. After all the flap about contaminated pet food, toys and medical products it seems to me a wise decision. I'll only use the much more expensive Japanese made pellets. Just in appearance alone there is a difference in quality as apparent as the difference between night and day.

    Yes, and I've seen D. adelae plantlets crash like that unfed for no apparent reason. It seems to be an enigmatic species - hard to kill but also hard to hit the sweet spot condition-wise where it grows well. Of course it could be that since it is in mass tissue culture that there are just a bunch of weak clones in circulation. It's a matter of the luck of the draw which plant you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Yes, and I've seen D. adelae plantlets crash like that unfed for no apparent reason. It seems to be an enigmatic species - hard to kill but also hard to hit the sweet spot condition-wise where it grows well.
    You're saying your sig applies to plants, too.
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