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Cycling with Anabantoids?

Just a thought...

Since some anabantoids have labyrinth organs has their *primary* form of getting oxygen, wouldn't it make sense to use like, a betta or some such to cycle a tank as they get a good portion of their oxygen from the surface? That way they're not breathing in nearly as many chemicals that could do them harm. I know people use White Cloud Minnows to cycle a bit, but I was just thinking that this may be easier and have less risk of fish death.

Anyone have any experience with it?


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Well, you still have them in polluted water. Yes, they fare better in stagnant waters than most fish, but ammonia is still a poison. I'd prefer a fishless or silent cycle.

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They still primarily breath the same way as any other fish. This is just an auxillary method for during times of dry seasons.
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Was just a thought, thanks for the imput.


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