Originally Posted by Elliriyanna
I was advised against the floating logs by a friend :( guess I will have to order one for him along with some floating plants when I have the money.
I kind of want another Betta but I only ordered another 5 gallon so an ADF tank it will be :P
I know a lot of people don't like them because the paint on the logs tends to chip off.. However, when I wash them I only rinse them off rather than scrubbing them with a toothbrush like I do with some of the other decor. So they've been working for me. They are a great hangout since bettas tend to spend most of their time near the surface. There is also a feeding hole that I use to drop food through (this way it doesn't sink to the very bottom of the tank to get wasted; they will eat it off the bottom of the log) and my fish know where to go when it's time to feed them! I would recommend it (the only fault is the paint issue). Not a necessity but it is fun to spoil them ;)
ADFs and bettas have been known to live together.. However, I tried housing one with my plakat betta in a 5 gallon and had to return him because my betta was too aggressive and territorial to share a home with the frog. I think if you introduce the two to the tank at the same time, or get a small/more calm betta then they will be able to live together but it depends.