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Old 08-20-2009, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Question about plastic plants

Hey all. I have a quick question. I've never had those plastic plants in with a betta.... but the new bowl I bought for Corrado today came with a plant. He's a veil and I had heard that they could tear their fins on the plastic? Is this true? Should I leave it out? Would it be better to put it in with Tony he's a Crown....Thanks everyone!!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:51 PM   #2 
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There is the pantyhose test. If the plants do not tear the pantyhose, they are betta safe. But I still prefer silk plants over plastic.

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:51 PM   #3 
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yeah not all plants hurt bettas- and not all bettas get hurt on plants- so it's hard to say. the ones that are included with bowls usually aren't all that great though- if he has no other decorations in there i'd keep it for now so he's not stressed but get a silk one at some point soon.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:30 PM   #4 
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Yup, with bettas you usually want to purchase silk or live plants. :)
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:37 PM   #5 
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Some do fine, my betta Kiro does great with plastic plants but William got his fins really torn up on them. :/
To be safe I wouldnt but them in but if you want to give it a shot go ahead...:)
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:42 PM   #6 
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Alright, thanks for the advice, guys!
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:42 PM   #7 
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i would get some fabric/silk plants, they are gentle on the bettas delicate tail.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:02 PM   #8 
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silk is the best
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:11 PM   #9 
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you could try a test!
test:get some pantyhos and brush them agenst the side of the plant if they get cot on them then leave them out if they don't they should be safe to put in.
Hope that helps =)
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:15 PM   #10 
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reall plants also work grate!
the east to take care of is a bambo plant alredy parshaly grown and they growe fast! so just cut them and you have more to put in your tank!
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