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Old 03-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #21 
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I've never heard that before either.My little boys have logs,caves,mangroves & barrel hideouts which have all been really great.They love them & have lots of fun with them,Button especially prefers his caves to logs and I switched his log hideout with a new granite rock hideout with 3 different openings in it the other day and he was in it straight away checking it out.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:39 AM   #22 
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So caves are just fine then?
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #23 
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All of my tanks have caves and other hiding places. My fish all love them and there haven't been any problems.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #24 
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Do bettas need caves? Or can they just have a plant?
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:06 PM   #25 
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One of my "caves" is a large piece of driftwood with the gravel dug out from under it, my fish loves it and it's nice and dark under there and there's no plastics or anything. As for needing one I think it depends on the fish. My boy Floyd loves to look around his tank and hardly ever hides, Freddie I usually have to look for, he's shy and pretty skittish so I like to make sure he always has places to hide.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #26 
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Neither of my bettas really use the hiding places I have for them. I have a ship wreck decoration with a lot of holes to swim in and out of, and she only swims through it sometimes, but never really rests in it. Patriot has a terracotta pot and a few fake plants, but he only ever hides in his floating betta log. I made a styrofoam "betta log" for Tiny Tina and she's been hiding in that lately, but other than that, they don't use their hiding spots too often.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #27 
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Well I mean do you need a cave specifically? Or does a plant with large leaves make a decent enough hiding place?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #28 
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Well I mean do you need a cave specifically? Or does a plant with large leaves make a decent enough hiding place?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #29 
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I think that would do. And if not, terracotta pots work well as caves.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #30 
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I think large plants would be fine. That's all Odysseus had in his last tank and he seemed content enough. :) I think all you can do is see what your betta likes - after all, with fish as individual as bettas it is hard to generalise.
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