Once again I decided to take a fake plant and put it in with one of my bettas. This is a gorgeous blue-green butterfly betta who had perfect finnage. It has been a couple days and today I looked in and noticed a small chunk taken out the top of his caudal fin. I can't say I am surprised but at the same time it makes me irritated that I listened to some opinions and put the plant in there. Has anyone ever successfully kept a non-veiltail betta with fake plants and not had a shredded fish? I am starting to believe that bettas should only be kept with live plants.