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Old 07-10-2010, 06:25 PM   #1 
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Toxic for Bettas?

I am relatively new to the betta business and recently purchased two bettas (they have separate tanks).

I have these miniature rubber bouncy balls (we're talking about the size of the plastic BB pellets) and was wondering if they would harm my fish if I put a few in the bottom of the tank.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:56 PM   #2 
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You should only put rocks, decor, and plants from the pet store in your tank, unless sterilized with boiling water, and all kinds oh thing to "fish proof" your custom decor. I think rubber might float. And a thing that size could "choke" a Betta.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:06 PM   #3 
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The balls are too big for a betta to even get in their mouth and they don't float, but if you don't advise it, then alright I won't add them.

What do you suggest I add to entertain my bettas?
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #4 
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Sometimes putting objects outside of the tank gives them something new to look at, I also think some people put small mirrors in their tanks.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:22 PM   #5 
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I dont recommend it. I would only purchase "fish approved" things from my fish store. I would suggest floating betta mirrors. Betta logs and betta leaves. And maybe letting a female float in their tanks once in a while. Lol. They would love that! Rofl.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #6 
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They love to have hiding places and places to swim through, so maybe you can put plastic cups at the bottom, weighing them down with gravel to make them stay put.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:36 PM   #7 
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Thanks for all the help! :)
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:35 PM   #8 
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I agree with RandomFish. They love to swim through plants and decorations.
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