The last time I saw my Betta was about 24 hrs ago. I have a feeling that he managed to wiggle his way into a hollow resin ornament. Its a 30 gal
and only 2/3rd of the bottom is covered with "substrate" - I went with those glass rocks this time, less than 1 layer thick with open spaces between to try and cut down on the mulm that might accumulate.
Given that, I got my flashlight out and laid on my back inside the tank cabinet so I could see UP into the ornaments. I didn't find the Betta but I did notice that my snail is inside one of them.
I DON"T WANT TO LOSE ANY FISH TO AN ORNAMENT !! (and I may have lost one already)
I really like the ornaments (at least for now - I'm slowly building a "cave system" in my pottery class to replace them) so I did a search in AA and found that some people stuff the insides of the ornaments with fake plant parts to keep the fish from wedging their way into the narrow crevices. GREAT idea .... except:
1. I don't have any "spare" fake plant parts
2. I want to stuff the entire ornament with something - since I have three and they are fairly large I'd need something that's flexible and not too expensive in quantity
On another note - I need to find the betta, so I'm going to turn all the ornaments over when I'm done with work today. Am I going to completely mess up my tank parameters when I do this ? I know there can be anerobic (sp?) in there as well - are they going to harm the tank or the fish ?