Thread: For a Betta tank?
01-16-2013, 09:28 PM #1
For a Betta tank?
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,
01-16-2013, 09:33 PM #2
Scatter a bunch of small mirrors throughout the tank
01-16-2013, 09:43 PM #3Originally Posted by funkman262
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
01-16-2013, 10:10 PM #4
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.
01-16-2013, 10:36 PM #5
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...
01-16-2013, 11:12 PM #6Originally Posted by bethyMT
01-16-2013, 10:37 PM #7
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.