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Old 05-18-2010, 08:49 PM   #1 
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Are backgrounds good for betta's?

I was wondering if backgrounds of plants are good for a tank with a betta in it. Will it like it or stress it out? Thanks! Any answer is appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:57 PM   #2 
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Aquatic plants are always good in the Betta habitat IMO/E...it helps make them feel secure and safe.....
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:59 PM   #3 
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they also reduce the glare or reflection of your betta.......some bettas get pretty stressed out from seeing themselves in the glass.
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Before I added the background on my double tail's tank, he would see his refelction and constantly flare. Now he is much more relaxed.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #5 
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EDIT: He flares everytime he see's the background now!! D:
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:32 PM   #6 
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Give him some time to get used to it. Some fish can't stand backgrounds and some don't care about them. Give him a few days to see if he settles down.

I don't cover the backs of my tanks. I prefer to cover the back with tall plants. But lots of people use them with no problems.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:33 PM   #7 
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oh im scared that he will flare overnight and the stress will get him sick =/
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is the light on? turn it off....he may still might catch a reflection of himself on the right angle
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:44 PM   #9 
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Use a commercial product like SeaView that will stick (not permanently) the background to the tank. You can smooth out the air bubbles and get rid of the reflection this way.
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oh ok ill see what i can do. Thanks guys
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