Originally Posted by Lion Mom
Sounds good!!! Since you do that, do you happen to know anything about putting a betta in leaded crystal? Is there REALLY lead in there & if so, does it leach out & contaminate the water?
Yes, there's lead in leaded crystal, which is common. It's more unlikely that you'll see leaded crystal glass in the Goodwill store unless you're looking at a container with faces "cut" into the glass. Rough-hewn glass probably isn't leaded crystal, because the primary benefit to adding lead that it makes it softer to cut faces in elaborate pieces. I'd be willing to bet that the $3 piece you pick out won't contain significant lead- and even if it was I'd dispute the danger it poses to bettas.
Some words cause immediate panic, like mercury and lead. Tell people that mercury is found in fish and all of a sudden they think that eating fish will kill you- life will kill you- everything in moderation!