Originally Posted by Wynn
Wouldn't even a small ping pong ball be big for a betta? lol
How does the cap holding a treat thing work?
Any other ways for one to play with a betta :D
I got a fin bitter so I am trying to distract him. lol
Since ping pong balls float, they don't take up much space, and your fish can push it around with its nose. Unless you have a very small tank, this should work just fine.
You put a treat in the cap and let your fish see you do it, perhaps make your fish think you are going to feed him, then plop the treat into the cap instead. Then float the cap in the tank. Your fish will probably push it around with its nose and it should flip over fairly easily. Once your fish realizes the treat is in there, you won't have any problems getting him to play with it to try to get treats out.
Mirrors are good, but sometimes too much exposure to their reflections can stress them out and excessive flaring can cause fin ripping.
Some people have had luck with their fish playing with moss balls, apparently, they like to push them around the bottoms of the tanks.
Also, lots and lots of hiding places and places to explore may help cut down with the biting.