One thing my daughter and I love doing is making toys for our betta (and all the other animals in the house, but that's beside the point) and building new structures for his tank.
It started with Lunch.
We had BILLIONS of legos and would build him castles from them. Stuff he could swim though. We where careful at first, watching to see if his fins got ripped. We had to make sure all of the blocks where snapped together snug and there were no chipped blocks and he loved them. He spent a lot of time exploring them. It was a lot of fun making castles to suit the betta, matching the rocks and new plant arrangement's. Learning the joys of aquarium grade sealants... I had a bad habit of changing his tank around a little every month or so. Of course legos float, so we had to place rocks on top of each castle to keep it down.
Well there are no more legos, we lost those in the fire, but I'm finding all kinds of new toys for Bettabettabetta to play with.
Here is where it gets fun.. My daughter got me a tiny rubber baby out of a quarter machine.. it's ugly and useless, but the bubble it came in is so itty bitty.. I can fit a dime in it, but that's about it. So we cleaned it off, put a tiny purple dice in it and sealed it up with aquarium sealant and put it in the tank. He loves it. He'll swim up, push it around til he has it right where he wants it, then leave it there a while. Then go back up and move it somewhere else. It's so cute!
I'm going to get a couple more of these, as they only cost a quarter. Who knows what else I'll come up with, huh?
So am I just an oddball or do other people make toys for their fish? I'd love to see them.. and get some ideas!