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Old 07-23-2010, 09:49 PM   #1 
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Would a piece of wood I used for a lizard be okay in my bettas tank? And would a silk plant with a suction cup that hangs to the side be okay for bettas?
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:57 PM   #2 
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the silk plant: yes if it passes the panty hose test.... the wood.....
idk. XD You might want to as doggyhog. I think she has wood in her tanks. =]
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:33 PM   #3 
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Ok I was just worried about the silk plant because it was with my frog and A fish I had died in the tank with the silk plant and I still dont know what killed it.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:57 AM   #4 
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The wood has to be hardwood. Basically, it can't be pine, cedar, grapevine, etc.

The silk plant might have some wire under the plastic which could rust and hurt your fish, but then again, it might not.
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I dont think it has wire, but Im worried about if whatever killed my chinese algea eater was in the plant...
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:25 AM   #6 
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I don't have a lot of experience with keeping a tank, my last one was a few years ago, but I would be concerned about the wood rotting. Also I think the resins found in coniferous woods can actually harm fish, so probably better watch that.
Hmm, I'm guessing that since it was used for a lizard the bit of wood is also dry, with any wood you use in the tank it would probably be best for it to be waterlogged, I've heard that boiling the wood can speed up that process and also kills off any bacteria that may be living in the wood. And even if the wood was hardwood and waterlogged, or became waterlogged, I think it would still rot to some extent which still posses a risk to your betta.
If your end goal is simply to have a bit of wood in a tank for a more natural feel then I think it may be best to simply get some driftwood from a freshwater source...
Anyways good luck with whatever you decide!
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