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Old 05-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #1 
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Terracota pots

I have seen on several pics that some use the terracota pots (new) in the bottom of there betta tanks. Are they safe to use? Do u do anything special to them? They look like they make good caves.
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They are safe to use. Just make sure there is no glaze on them. Also, the hole on the bottom of them can prove to be a problem. Some bettas will try to squeeze through there. Unless it is a giant hole, that's a problem. There are a few options for this...
  • Saw out the entire bottom and make it into a tube. If you do this, SAND the edges so there are no jagged edges. Try putting a piece of pantyhose over it. If it snags, it is too sharp.
  • Bury the hole part in your substrate so there is no possible way for your betta to try to squeeze through.
  • Cover the hole or stuff it with something. I actually rolled up some aquarium safe netting and stuffed it in the hole nice and snugly.
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