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Old 03-18-2011, 12:12 PM   #1 
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Should you have alot of plastic accesories in your betta's tank???
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:22 PM   #2 
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Depends on the style of plastic. Most fishkeepers who own Male bettas with long fins tend to stay away from plants made of plastic cause they tend to have rough edges and more prone to damaging fins as they get snagged, etc.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:33 PM   #3 
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I used to not think plastic plants were all bad, but I switched to silk and they make the tank look so amazing. I only bought 2 silk plants and with some modifications divide them up among 3 sections in the tank. I also modified the old plastic plants to make interesting decor that the bettas can't get to. Don't be afraid to modify, because then you'll have unique decor no one else has!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:05 PM   #5 
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You can also do those little cute things they have in the stores, like castles or fake soccer balls or whatever. Some bettas like hiding places, so caves can work too. You just have to make sure there aren't any edges that the fish might catch on, as scootshoot said.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #6 
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I do a combination of silk and plastic. I just make sure the plastic is soft not stiff. Also consider using a coffee mug or a ceramic pot for an inexpensive hidey hole. Not all of mine use it but lounge in the fake plants. I like them to have the option though. My king male, Sumo, likes his bridge.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #7 
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Ya, I would get silk.....I had P.J. with some plastic plants and his fins got ripped! :(
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:40 PM   #8 
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You can actually get plastic plants that are more like rubber, I have them and love them, I've actually decided to completely convert to plastic plants in both my community and betta tank and they don't look all that fake either, which is a plus for me :D
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:00 AM   #9 
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You can actually get plastic plants that are more like rubber, I have them and love them
Where do you get them? My LPS is a PetsMart, which has mostly plastic plants. I don't like them, but I really dislike the few ugly silk plants.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:14 PM   #10 
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I have rubbery plastic plants as well, and I got them from Petland. :)
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