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Old 06-10-2009, 03:07 AM   #1 
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i put a plastic glow in the dark plant in my bettas home. but not only does it not glow in the dark which is a bummer, i think it might be hurting me bettas tail..can the plactic part shred the fins?

i was looking at my plant and there are like dark lines on it and when i was cleaning it the dark lines came off on my hands and left a smudged line on my fingers....i dont know if its just shmutz from the tank, or food that wasnt eaten or my fish's fins!!
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:07 AM   #2 
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Sharp plants can shred their delicate fins. Plastic plants are fine as long as you have some that have no sharp edges.
Since he has some fin damage I would probably go ahead and keep his water extra clean. You could also use aquarium salts, or other medication to help with the healing.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:58 PM   #3 
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I had a little .... "tree/bush" plant in my betta's tank and it was definitely hurting his fins. One time I cleaned it and there was something on it that I am almost 99% sure was a little piece of his tail. I remember someone on here telling me to try rubbing it against a tissue and if you can tell it can rip the tissue a little bit then it's probably to rough for your fish.
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Tissue or pantyhose. If it rips either, then just chuck it. :) Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:34 PM   #6 
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Yeah. I don't use plastic plants, I prefer the silk plants because those are more natural, and I test the stems to insure there are no wire inside. My girls don't know the differnence and Hypolita loves her silk leaves.
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