I wasn't quite sure where to place this, but I was thinking about extra stimulation for my betta. I've been checking eBay for second hand aquariums in the hope a decently-sized one would pop up at a decent price.
Rather than find aquariums I came across ornaments that were actually plastic, floating fish. These fish can appear as though they are swimming if the water has a current... I've come to realize that they are the same type of fish you can get in those aquarium lamp things (tall plastic tubes that you fill with water, they come with fake fish that "swim" up and down the tube due to a bubbler).
These are being advertised as real aquarium ornaments and I'm wondering what your opinions are with regards to the use of them in betta tanks. I've been trying to find some plain ping pong balls to offer my betta as something to poke at and bob around as they float (I've read that this can offer them additional stimulation)... but we actually have an unused fish lamp downstairs that has some plastic jellyfish and the like in. I was wondering if anyone knows if they'd be considered safe for aquariums?
Any thoughts about them? As they are brightly coloured and floating would they cause additional stress? I'd want to avoid that, so I hope you don't mind me asking :).