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Old 06-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #21 
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I don't think so. I'm not a expert, but this blog post is pretty good, it has pictures.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #22 
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I just did 50% water change added a little salt and stress relief. Added silk plants only and he was acting strangely towards the center pieces in the green flower heads, almost biting at them in a sort of aggressive manner. ughhh, i can't win. Probably stressed him out more ;/

There is no metal I see in the betta hammock, it is a plastic strip along the underside of leaf i believe?

Also the betta floating log is in front of the overflow vents.

Here is updated w/out plastic plants..
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:01 PM   #23 
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the wire is in the plastic strip on the underside of the leaf
you can remove the wire
just keep an eye on the underside for brown spots i was just too lazy to remove the wire when it finally rusted (didnt think it would rust so never took it out)
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #24 
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okay, got it. I will do that in the next week.. thanks for that info. I am going to start adding tap water which i have in bottle now with conditioner so I can start using that instead of Spring Water. Unless anyone objects, that is the plan. Thank you all and I would like to keep you posted on his status. He was sooooo mad when I put in that new silk plant, I couldn't believe it!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #25 
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There are two types of betta hammocks by different companies. One has the wire, one is just plastic :).
I think you have the plastic one.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #26 
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Actually, same company but they don't make it with the wire anymore! Oops.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #27 
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That explains why I didn't see one or feel one, always good to be extra careful though ;)
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:14 AM   #28 
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The fin has more missing this morning. Now it's a chunk. It looks like he's biting his fin ?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #29 
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I'm not exactly sure if that's tail biting or not. After Pontus got sucked into the filter, fin rot set in on his torn fins. Let's get some more opinions though.
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I agree too. My friends beta had his fins caught in a similar manner. the filter is by far the most likely. The plants don't seem very likely. even your fine leafed ones seem unlikely.
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