View Full Version : Can I Put Battle Cat in my Aquarium?

02-09-2010, 01:48 AM
Hi! I have a figurine of Battle Cat (He-Man) from my childhood on my bookshelf.

Is it safe to put him in my freshwater aquarium? My boyfriend thinks it's a bad idea as he thinks the paint and/or plastic could poison the fish.

I think he'd be fine.



02-09-2010, 01:55 AM
considering that "Battle Cat" was probably produced and painted in China with lead based paints I'd have to vote no

02-09-2010, 02:18 AM
He might be safe, but on the other hand he might not be. The question is if you want to take the risk.

02-09-2010, 02:22 AM
Is it worth it? That option is up to you. It may not be safe due to lead. I'm going to lean on no on this one. :22:

02-09-2010, 02:31 AM
something i didnt even think of earlier... he'll probably float LOL

02-09-2010, 11:41 AM
As others have already pointed out, I wouldn't trust the paint so no.

02-09-2010, 02:31 PM
That's a no from me as well.

02-09-2010, 03:41 PM
It may work if you could put a non toxic clear finish on it over top of the paint.
I don't know if Krylon Fusion has a clear coat but that paint is aquarium safe.

02-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Yes It Will Look Great!

02-09-2010, 05:46 PM
I would coat it first with something. Also, I had one when I was a kid, I imagine him and panthor would both float, as they are hollow, so you wanna fill em somehow, but then you have the entire inside to worry about leaching.

With a thick clearcoat and siliconed to a rock it should work, but best bet is to put it on your shelf or ebay.

And no, the saddle would not be safe :P

02-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Cear coat everything. You can stop it from floating by filling it with sand.Just silicone the hole to keep the sand in.

Wild Turkey
02-09-2010, 06:00 PM
I have to agree with the boyfriend, battlecats are pretty old (right?) and pretty much any paint is toxic except for a select few we use in the hobby. I personally wouldnt risk it

Coating it in sealant is less risky but it needs to be perfect, I think its better off on the shelf collecting value but thats just my opinion.

02-09-2010, 06:01 PM
I am with Wild Turkey, leave it out of the tank, there are lots of aquarium safe doodads you can put in your tank.

02-09-2010, 06:54 PM
My opinion is no as he is old and the paint could be toxic... You could however get creative and cast/mold him in an aquarium safe product (don't know what) and basically carbon copy him into an aquarium ornament.

02-09-2010, 07:17 PM
by the power of grayskull I like Owlbehere's idea...

Wild Turkey
02-09-2010, 08:23 PM
I agree thats a great idea