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Old 11-26-2011, 10:58 PM   #1 
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Betta Hammock

You know those little leaf hammocks for bettas? I got them for mine and both of them were sleeping on it... so cute.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:24 PM   #2 
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Ive seen those, but i didnt know if they would actually sleep on it lol. I might get 1.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:36 PM   #3 
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Do fish even sleep? I thought they just went into this kind of dormant thing, but they don't sleep.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:48 PM   #4 
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Oh, i always thought they slept lol. Probably do just go dormant.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:56 PM   #5 
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I'm not sure about it myself, either, but I think they do sleep... they just can't close their eyes to show that for... well, obvious reasons. (No eyelids.)
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:13 AM   #6 
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Betta hammoks are a good idea but not very safe just as they come.
There's a wire that holds the suction cup to the leaf and it will rust over time releasing harmful toxins into the water.
I would get some aquarium sylicone and seal the gap between the base of the leaf and the suction cup. Let the leaf dry very well first.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:43 AM   #7 
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Betta do "sleep" in a sense; they will float or plant themselves onto a plant and lay dormant for awhile.
I bought one of the betta hammocks but I threw away the leaf that they provide (there is a metal wire than runs through it, which will rust) and put a silk one in it's place. my Betta loves it.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:58 AM   #8 
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I bought one of those for my Bowie, and he loves it! Though, I'm a bit concerned about the metal rod people are saying goes through it. I've handled it numerous times, and have never noticed anything metal on it. I'm going to take the leaf out and double check. Does everyone here have the one made by Zoo Med?
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I have the zoo med one in my tank, it does contain a metal rod. I took it out already. My Betta fish loves the hammock
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I have the zoo med one in my tank, it does contain a metal rod. I took it out already. My Betta fish loves the hammock
Was the metal rod easy to remove? Or did you just replace the leaf? I checked mine, and sure enough, there is a metal rod in it, I'm leaving it out until I figure out what I'm going to do.
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