Well, today i was cleaning my "Petco Silk Ribbon Plant" and my "Petco Anubias Betta Plant" that i have had sitting in my unused tank for a week now.
First i cleaned the "Petco Silk Ribbon Plant"
. When I looked at the bottom there was Rust where the plant connects to the base! I couldn't belive it. I knew the plant was bendable but i had no idea that there was Metal Wire exposed to my bettas water or that the wire was totally covered with rust! I did a little experiment and decided to cut the plant in half and to take the plastic off the wire. The Whole Wire was covered in rust. Every last inch of it. I threw the plant away and I will not be buying it again!!
Next, I went to pick up the"Petco Anubias Betta Plant"
. As soon as i touched it, it completely fell apart! I saw a post a while back talking about how this plant had "Melted" and that it had been leaching stuff in the water. I didn't do anything about it cause i thought that it was just a freak accident. Well it wasn't! When i took the plant out of the water to get a closer look, the plant looked like the stuff holding it to the base really had melted! It was crazy! It looked like someone put a match to the whole base of the plant. I threw this away as well.
It looks like I'm going to have to find a different brand of silk plants to buy! Has anyone else had this happen?
Just a quick question... I know that Rust is bad for fish. But, can anyone explain why?