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Old 11-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #1 
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Leaves

So, we have a leaf in all the kids tanks, and we are finding that none of the boys use them yet? Wondering maybe it was a waste of money?

Does any one else use the leaves? And what are your thoughts/experiences?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #2 
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What leaves are you talking about? There are tons of types of leaves out there. Indian Almond Leaves are definitely recommended. You can try Oak leaves too as a replacement. If it is IAL, it's NEVER a waste of money.
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They are the leaves that they sell at the pet store. They have a suction cup, that holds them in place off the side of the tank.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #4 
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Are you talking about plastic leaves used as decorations?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #5 
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talking about the plastic betta hammock....Charlie uses his on occasion but I have found he only uses it if the water level is just right. He will use it when he can lay on it with his back just sticking out above the water
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Yes the hammocks! Hmm maybe that's why they don't use them, we have them submerged at least half way down the tank.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #7 
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Oh okay. Yeah, that's a good idea. I do realize they dwell and sleep often near the ground, which is probably not the best area in the tank. Leaving it there is fine, they can sleep there or it can be use for appearance. I personally haven't used anything similar to that, but I can definitely see it being useful and beneficial to bettas.
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The packaging that came with my hammock suggested putting it 1 inch from the top of the water line
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you will want to be careful with those betta hammocks. They have a metal spine, and at least one member had her girl fish disemboweled by it. You might want to inspect the leaf from time to time.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #10 
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I definitely second the IALs. They have never failed to perk my bettas up when I tossed them in.
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