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Old 12-29-2011, 04:42 AM   #1 
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I brought a castle to go in my betta tank, but my betta won't even try to go in it
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:55 PM   #2 
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How big is the opening? He might be worried about getting stuck, or not being able to turnaround.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:05 PM   #3 
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Also if it's brand new, he needs time to get used to it. Some bettas don't even like caves...I have one who refuses to even acknowledge his.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:22 PM   #4 
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I know my betta always acts scared when I add something new to his tank (or even something around the outside of his tank!)

I think it takes awhile for him to ascertain whether the foreign object is a threat...He'll probably warm up to it soon :). Just make sure that the holes are large enough that he couldn't possibly get stuck. Bettas can get injured or die that way.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:31 PM   #5 
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I hate that when my bettas dont acknowledge my cute decorations!
Actually it depends on the personality of the fish I think. I have some that will immediately inspect or check out the new addition, some will ignore it completely.
I put a long hollow log into my giant guy's tank because he apparently loves to hide and nap and hide near the bottom of his tank. he immedately went through it. now if I can't find him I know to look in the log and there he is, chillin. LOL
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