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  1. Opinion On The Use Of A Mirror As A Toy

    Betta Fish Care
    I am buying toys (a Betta leaf and log) for a male Halfmoon Betta that I will buy adopting when his tank is done, I can't decide if I should get him a small mirror. I have done some reading but can't find a clear answer one side says that it is good to have the fish act the way they would do...
  2. Please Help! Brand New Betta Fish Hurting

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    Hello! We just got our very first Betta fish about 2 weeks ago. He was such a happy little guy. But, in the last three days his tail fin has begun fraying. I noticed the plastic tree stump in his tank was rather sharp, so I took that out immediately and it seems to have helped a lot. His fins...
  3. My betta log caused injuries..

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    I had a small log in my tank I got from Amazon. The log actually scraped my fish's side and took off a few tail fins. He is still slowly recovering from his injuries..poor guy. It's out of my tank but my fish seemed to love it. I now only have a betta hammock and a silk plant in the tank. He...
  4. Household items for beta

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    Hey everyone! Im just curious and wanting to know if there were any household items I could use to let my beta play with as a toy. I just don't want him to be bored!
  5. Betta Toys

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    My Dumbo male betta, Dawn, likes to jump for his food, swim in between my fingers, and follow a finger. He also swims towards soft vibrations, like me softly tapping his tank. I've been trying to think of certain toys or something he can play with, but it hasn't been working. He will try to...
  6. DIY Betta toys/accessories?

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    Hey everybody!! I thought I'd ask and see if anyone had any cool ideas for aquarium-safe makeshift Betta toys or decorations. My baby, Ajna, recently was taken out of a half gallon tank and moved into a ten gallon. He's much more enthusiastic and energized, but he's still glass surfing, and I'd...
  7. Exercise via laser pointer for bettas?

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    Has anyone tried exercising their bettas with a laser pointer? Just like you do with cats? My room mates science professor discovered on accident during a lecture that fish chase laser pointers, my roomie and I traversed over to the science labs and did a little test of it and viola- fish...
  8. Toys?

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    Besides pingpong balls (my boy doesn't like them), mirrors (I just hold up my compact mirror and let him flare at it for a few moments); what else can I put in the tank for my fish to play with? Is there anything that I can leave in the tank for him to play with? Any products that I could...
  9. SAFE OR TOXIC.? Smells like plastic?

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    So I just got a new ill castle for my cheekie but I read an article about them smelling funny. I rinsed the ornament and it kinda smells like plastic, like a new toy or somthing. I just wanna know if its safe? It's made by PENN PLAX any one heard anything bad about their products?
  10. Betta Toy ideas

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    hi so i have a betta who seems to get restless at times and i already got him the exercise mirror laying leaf and am thinking about getting the floating log also i would like more toys for my betta (ernest) money isn't a problem so if any one has any recommendations please let me know
  11. Non-toxic betta toys/hiding areas?

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    What are some good ideas for betta fish toys they'd love to play with that are absolutely harmless and non toxic for betta fish? (I've tried searching this topic before and on youtube, it's a little difficult to find). It'll be nice to include some ideas that are great for low income people...
  12. Need Some Advice Please :)

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    I have a beautiful veiltail male betta that I had purchased within the last month or so. He's a multi colored mainly pink and blue with some purples and deep reds. His name is Dinq pronounced (Dink) which in Navy terms means Delinquent in Qualifications. He was named that because my husband was...
  13. Betta "toys"

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    I've accepted the fact that my VT is a tail biter. :| I know some fish are just quirky like that, but I'm not gonna sit around and do nothing for him! X0 So - my question. What are some good ways to distract him? I know about mirrors, which seem to make him stress... But what else? Any 'toys'...