Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #1 
Tropical
Member
 
Tropical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The United States of America!
Question Gravel or pebbles?

What is better for a betta? Gravel or pebbles? Pebbles are pretty, but I'm wondering if gravel is more beneficial.
Tropical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #2 
Fishmar
New Member
 
Fishmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
I've always used gravel...I'm not sure if one is more beneficial, just a matter of preference.
Fishmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 10:54 AM   #3 
Rocketscissors
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
I think they're both fine. I've always used gravel but it's just because that's what I see first
Rocketscissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 11:00 AM   #4 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
I would say it depends on the setup. I use orange and purple gravel (I think? Now I'm confused) bc I like how the color contrasts my betta!!For a more natural looking set up, though, natural stone pebbles would be better.
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 11:00 AM   #5 
Tropical
Member
 
Tropical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The United States of America!
Well, it doesn't seem that pebbles are a problem, so I think I'll stick with 'em in this tank. I use gravel in my other tank.
Tropical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #6 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Anything that isn't too rough I'd say. So their fins don't get snagged when they drag them on the bottom searching for any forgotten food, etc. I use the glass half rounded stones, or the larger shined stones because they are smooth and easy to clean out in smaller tanks. =)
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 08:23 AM   #7 
Stardancer
New Member
 
Stardancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
I like the look of colored gravel, to contrast with the bright colors of the betta and just add more interest to the tank. I did, however, notice that my Top Fin (Petsmart brand) gravel seems to be shedding its color! They were blue originally. Now whenever I do a water change, the water seems to be tinted a bit blue and I can see that the gravel's starting to look patchy.

Luckily, it hasn't hurt Rory at all and now that there's a filter, the water's not as blue. It's just unsettling and kind of ugly (since the gravel's all weird-looking now). I would recommend not buying Top Fin brand colored gravel.
Stardancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 08:36 AM   #8 
Princess Penny
Member
 
Princess Penny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indianapolis
I have pebbles in my tank right now, I really like the way they look but I'll probably be switching to sand soon for my plants ;)
Princess Penny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gravel accents VS Gravel newarkhiphop Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 10 04-26-2011 11:01 AM
plants with glass pebbles? LouCB Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 8 04-02-2011 05:24 PM
Sand or Pebbles?? thewarning Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 1 03-14-2010 06:34 PM
Glass Pebbles? Alyce11559 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 3 08-08-2009 10:30 PM
Pebbles and a Laser? Ariel1719 Betta Pictures 1 04-20-2009 09:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.