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Old 05-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #1 
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Natural-looking betta hides?

I need to add some more hides for my sorority, but I really want some that look as natural as possible for my NPT. Will driftwood be sufficient, or will something else be better?
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #2 
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Oh my, when I saw hides in your subject line I'm thinking hide as in skin & I couldn't fathom what you were refering to. Anyways, lots of people use driftwood to create caves in their tanks.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #3 
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Ha! I actually thought the same thing when I reread my post. And here I am a wordsmith, too. I should have known better. :)
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #4 
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Hmmm... I'm not sure if you'd find these interesting but they sure look more natural than a terracotta pot!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/13016716...earch_type=all
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #5 
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That's a neat idea! I'm not fond of the plastic plants, but I could split some coconut shells myself and then sand-round the edges so that they're not sharp....
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #6 
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Hey there you go! Cheaper too! :)

Glad to have given you an idea or two.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #7 
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I do have some driftwood coming...as well as some more girls. If I get them near the same time, I'll put in the driftwood to change things up before adding the new girls.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #8 
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You can also attach live moss to the shell.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #9 
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The live moss is a good idea, too! Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #10 
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I have two terracotta pots in my tank, and my girls may sleep on top of them, but they rarely venture inside them. In general, females seem to be less interested in caves than males (though of course there are exceptions to this rule). I only have one girl who ventures into my driftwood cave, and I think she does it because she follows the cories around a lot.
Mostly, my girls just like to hide in all the plants, particularly in the stems of the java fern and anubias.
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