This is what I was working on while watching the puppy bowl on Sunday. My Bowie had been sick for several weeks over the last month; however, he finally seems to be feeling better. In celebration of his feeling better, I decided to tackle cleaning out his tank and re-decorating it in anticipation for his return.
He has a new, Fluval heater, since his Top Fin one crapped out on me. A couple of silk plants, a betta log and moss ball are the only things not included in the pic, that will be added with him; the plants and moss ball are in his 1 gallon "rehab" tank, which he'll be in until the tank cycles again.
I have that cave in the second picture.. be aware that the spikey plant on it can (and does) cause ripped fins.. I am not particularly a fan of the cave, looks wise.. but had gotten it as a place holder for one of my boys, he loves it so much that I can't get rid of it. I had to cut off the plant, because he would continuously rip his fins on it (he sleeps with his head in and tail out of it).
Spiky/pointy plants will cause ripped fins at some point.. just thought I'd warn you.
Thanks Myates. Bruce hasn't had any trouble with it so far, probably because he doesn't have long fins, but I will keep an eye on it. My son loves that cave; his grandma gave it to him. Little Brucey doesn't really use it anymore now that he has all those nice plants to rest in. Maybe I can take the plant off? My son might freak out.
I am a little worried about the end of the flowered plant in my tank, though. I am thinking I will do something with that next time I change water. It looks like a fin disaster just waiting to happen for my CT.
so this is Swish Copernicus's tank. the first night it was bare bottomed, then yesterday i added the rocks, and today i added a fake plant and cave. he seems to like it. he's got some hiding places now! but i'm already planning on a five gallon tank within the next month. he likes his space but he needs more!!!
also you really can't see his color in my pictures. i need a better camera!
edit: and you can see a lovely reflection of the tv in that picture. lol.