Join Date: Jul 2009
-Place new decorations in the tank eg plants or caves. She can rotate them so that they will seem new every water change.4) If you must go with a tankmate, I advise against other fish and apple snails. Apple snails get pretty big and are pooping champs so they might overload a 5g and you don't want your grandma having to do any extra maintenance. You can try it but I think there are some better options:
-Move the 'furniture' around once in a while.
-Float a ping-pong ball on the water for him to flare at and push.
-Keep him near a desk or kitchen... somewhere where he can 'people-watch'.
-Place pictures or objects (even those plastic animal figures are good0 outside the tank for him to investigate. You can rotate them daily.
-You can also purchase these awesome 'betta toys' from Zoomed ---> Search Results: Products
-Give him some live food (bloodworms, blackworms, brine shrimp are great) to hunt.
-Ghost or Amano ShrimpBe aware that even these tankmates are subject to being picked at by the betta. But at least they won't attack him!
- 1 or 2 Zebra (Nerite) Snails (Highly recommend)
-Ramshorn snail (Only one or they will breed!