Just wondering what people's opinions are on the substrate to use for wild Bettas?
a) use no substrate and just roots, aubias, java fern, caves and other assorted things?
b)use a granite type sand substrate with roots, aubias, java fern, caves and other assorted things?
c) some other combination that you might suggestion
Not asking for either a) b) or c) but also ur reasons for suggestion the use of the particulaar substrate you recommend and whether you have used it ever?
Actually it was not an invasion as property rights of the indiegnous inhabitants would have been vastly different (and far more legally beneficial to the indigenous inhabitants) if England had invaded and conquered Australia. It was deemed a settlement of uninhabitated land (that is no significant agricultural activity as recognised by the European powers of that time) and so the doctrine of terra nullius applied. This means that those British laws as applicable to the conditions in the new colony immediately came into force.
If you are interested in this process, read the High Court decision of Mabo v State of Queensland (1992)