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Old 09-10-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Cave/broken pot safe for a Betta fish

I have been wanting to get a betta fish safe cave or "broken" pot for our betta. Most of the ones I find are a little rough or even have some sharpness to them. Which for most fish is probably not an issue, but for delicate betta fins, it would be an issue. Plus he likes to brush against things when he swims by them, so we need to be extra careful with what we get him for his tank! If it's a rock, I'd rather it be a fake rock.
And absolutely no little crannies where a fish could get stuck or lost!

I was thinking something like this but obviously betta safe:
http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/1...Decoration.jpg
http://www.petco.com/assets/product_...443186886C.jpg

Currently he had a floating log, which I didn't find unsafe for him (I felt all around it thoroughly!) HE LOVES IT! He's always swimming in and out of it, and it's fun to watch him do that.
So maybe he doesn't even "need" a cave, but, I want to get him one if possible

This is the log we have (it's not the smallest one, I think the next size up. Its about 4-6 inches long I think.
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I like the first one
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The first one is great for a curious betta. It sounds like your darling betta is a curious little fella (and handsome!!) and he should have a lot of fun swimming through the first one. Just make sure he doesn't get too chubby (Bettas are master beggers. They're like finned puppies! )
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Lol - makes you wonder who is training who
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I love the first one too! It seems sharp though in some spots when I touch it. He likes to rub against things while he swims around so I am concerned.

Oh I know... he is a beggar for sure! Once in a while he gets an extra pellet, but, he gets 1 freeze dried blood worm in the am and 1-2 pellets, and two pellets at night. Every Wednesday he is a grumpy fish because it is his fasting day.
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Some sandpaper can take care of any sharp edges. And it's definitely the bettas training us lol

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Thanks for the tip!

We are going to get some pygmy cory cat fish soon, so, we need something for them to hide in too

And oh yes. This fish knows how to get what he wants. I have to tell hubby to not give into him sometimes though, I don't want him getting too much to eat :P
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You're welcome! Just make sure you use untreated sandpaper and keep an eye on that hubby! Men are suckers most of the time lol

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I love the first one too! It seems sharp though in some spots when I touch it. He likes to rub against things while he swims around so I am concerned.

Oh I know... he is a beggar for sure! Once in a while he gets an extra pellet, but, he gets 1 freeze dried blood worm in the am and 1-2 pellets, and two pellets at night. Every Wednesday he is a grumpy fish because it is his fasting day.
Lol - every time I try a fasting day, the fish take it out on the plants (vindictively I'm sure)!
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Lol - every time I try a fasting day, the fish take it out on the plants (vindictively I'm sure)!
HA! I had one betta who'd try and point to his food container and then ram the tank until he got food lol. Unless we turned on his multicolored LED lights. Then he was thoroughly content staring into the pretty lights
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