Okay, my Betta Lync used to have a live plant in his bowl, but the day I put it in he stoped making bubble nests. 3 days ago I took it out (It started to split, and make a mess in the bowl, But he started making bubble nests right away! Isn't it when they have a hiding place, they make a bubble nest (males). I just recently put a big chunk of amethist in Akiro's bowl (he dosen't care he makes bubble nests anyway whatever I throw in there, as long as it's not live/: he is normal) anywayhe really has never been happier without the hiding place, why is this!?