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Re: Bad idea

Hi Lilia and Dionigi,

tea as softener seems a little exotic. But i heard of benefits of black tea in
breeding congo tetras (Phenacogrammus interruptus). These delicate tetras are
very diffucult to breed because their eggs need a longer time to develop than
most other tetra eggs do. In most cases the eggs get infected by bacteria or
funghi and even if fry comes up there is often a high percentage of belly

Tea helps: Tea is used in breeding as sterilizer as well as softener and acid
source for lower pH. Additionaly should be added that fresh tea is blamed to be
agressive and may damage fish -  water must age a little 3 or 4 days. Dosage ???
(not sure: about 1 cup of tea per 10 L).

Must admit no experiences in it.