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    I am rescaping Jippy's tank.
    He is in a 5 gallons for now (filter and heater and thermometer are given).
    have pebbles for substrate, one large river rock, one terra cotta pot as a cave.
    In the tank i have 1 anubia sp & 3 pieces of java fern, 2 silk plants.
    I have a piece of driftwood to attach the anubia and java fern to and I still have to find some frogbit for upper coverage and maybe an apple snail for company.

    Does he need a dry almond leaf bed?, a arch or a bridge?, marbles ?(to keep him interrested)
    Did you find that bettas will play with the decor?
    Do you have an element in your tank you find great for a betta to have or be around?

    Thanks for your suggestion,

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    Scatter a bunch of small mirrors throughout the tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkman262
    Scatter a bunch of small mirrors throughout the tank
    This is funny, I have a blue background and I noticed he must be seeing his reflection because he flares at it regularly...
    I first was afraid it could stress him but I have to say it's beautiful to see him spreading/stretching all his fins out.
    Understood and understand

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    I believe years ago I read about people actually using mirrored backgrounds in order to induce flaring. Those must have been some stressed out bettas.

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    What you have sounds good to me. Changing it up via a rescaping should be good for him, as long as you do that sometimes he'll be fine.

    Mirrors...not good. Anything that has them flaring a lot isn't great. Maybe check that background? You don't want split fins...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethyMT
    Mirrors...not good. Anything that has them flaring a lot isn't great.
    I apologize if I wasn't clear in my humor, but you're correct that mirrors and bettas don't mix very well. I don't want anyone thinking I was serious and start actually sticking a bunch of mirrors in their betta tanks lol.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Bridgeport Connecticut

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    Your first one Tiari - Strider199 It would take me many months to catch up to how many real bettas you have :) - PhillipOrigami great job with that post - Jaster Hope power is restored ASAP! - C-Dub Because I was wrong, and you were right. Sorry. - bethyMT 
    Cancer sucks and a beer won't replace what you lost ...  but here is one anyway. :-D - 850R Couldn't give you rep so sending a cookie instead for your betta advice! - andreahp 


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    African almond leaf is good, but -may- tint the tank water. I use Attison's Betta spa which contains the extract of the leaf. I have one Betta who, if this is not in his tank, almost immediately starts having fin rot problems, though other Betta, without the additive are fine. Go figure.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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