My VT, Blu, loves his castle from when he was in his 1 gal, but he's been upgraded to a beautiful 5 gal. I transferred his castle to the bigger tank and as of now, it is his only real hidey space. I'm worried because he now won't even go into it. It is in the corner, but I made sure that he would be able to get into it from either side (it's about an inch and a half from each side). Is it because it's too deep? He loves to be near the surface, but I'm not sure how to really get it higher if that is the case.
I wanted to get him a betta log, (http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Floating-Betta-Log/dp/B0027ITKBS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1304458455&sr=1-1
) but some of the reviews worried me about the paint peeling and becoming hazardous to our scaly babies. Is there a way I can prevent this from happening?
-Is it possible that Blu won't go into his castle because it's too low in his tank?
--If so, what would be a good -safe- way to raise his castle in his tank?
-Has anyone used the Zoo Med Floating Betta Log?
--If so, has it peeled and become hazardous?
---Is there a way to prevent this? (Maybe with polyurethane?)