I discovered rust in my Zoo Med betta hammock and removed the wire yesterday. I also pulled the wires from my two Zoo Med bamboos yesterday (one had been taken out a couple weeks ago when I found a rust spot, the other did not seem to have rusted yet. I am wondering if the persistent fin issues Odysseus has been having are being caused or exacerbated by rust in the water. Does anyone know if the leaf hammock can be put back into use after removing the wire after it rusted?
In light of all these Penn Plax metal discoveries, has anyone found their small Buddha head to have rust issues? I spoke to a Penn Plax associate who happened to be at my LFS for a 30 year celebration and he said the buddha head is completely non-toxic, even if the paint chips. I also have PetsMart's dark brown elephant (not sure who makes it, but Penn Plax seems likely, since they make a lot of cool decorations), which has a few small chips on it where I had to cut off sharp edges. Anyone know if that is safe?