Has anyone had any experience with this betta log?

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I'm thinking about getting this for my betta who is in a 5 gallon. I'd just like to know if this is a good product and whether or not I should get it :)
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It could be fun for your betta, just make sure you check it for sharp edges. Your betta may or may not use it depending on it's personality.
In a 5 gallon, make sure it isn't in the tank 24/7 because a 5 gallon is pretty small. Leave it in the tank for 20-30 minutes at a time 2-3 times a day.
 
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AquaticQueen said:
It could be fun or your betta, just make sure you check it for sharp edges. Your betta may or may not use it depending on it's personality.
In a 5 gallon, make sure it isn't in the tank 24/7 because a 5 gallon is pretty small. Leave it in the tank for 20-30 minutes at a time 2-3 times a day.
Okay, I wanted to get him something that would float near the surface because he recently cut his fin. I'll be sure to check for sharp edges, thank you!
 

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You could also look into one of those suction cup leaves that you just stick to the glass of the aquarium. It takes up less space and he would be able to relax on it. Plus, you could condition him to lay on it by feeding above where the leaf is.
 

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I have that exact one and my betta loves it. No sharp edges.
 

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VeiltailKing said:
You could also look into one of those suction cup leaves that you just stick to the glass of the aquarium. It takes up less space and he would be able to relax on it. Plus, you could condition him to lay on it by feeding above where the leaf is.
I have one of those, my fish keeps knocking it down somehow. I may have gotten one with a bad suction cup.

Why not buy an anubias plant and let it float?
 

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I've seen a couple videos of the betta jumping on top of the log instead of swimming inside. Of course, if that happens you can just remove it
 
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JettsPapa said:
The female betta in my 40 gallon breeder tank likes to rest in the crowns of the water wisteria. Just a thought in case you want an option to fake stuff.
That sounds promising, does water wisteria have to planted in a certain substrate?
 
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Fisheye said:
Can you post a picture of your tank?

I agree with those who suggested adding live plants-any kind that will do well in your setup.
I can, here you go! If I got it, I would put it in the back left corner. You can't really tell with this pic but it's empty over there. I have a leave already but I was thinking abt replacing it with the log.

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Thanks for posting a pic!

Have you done a snag test on all those plastic plants?

He will rest on the plants at the surface-not buying the log or leaf will save money. Aren't you posting about setting up a 10 gallon with sand, etc??
 
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Fisheye said:
Thanks for posting a pic!

Have you done a snag test on all those plastic plants?

He will rest on the plants at the surface-not buying the log or leaf will save money. Aren't you posting about setting up a 10 gallon with sand, etc??
Yes I tested the plants. Although, I didn't have a panty hose thingy so I used a wet tissue. It didn't tear on any of them. Okay, I was just considering getting something else close to the surface since he cut his fin on a decoration ( that I have now removed). Yes, I posted some stuff about a ten gallon, but since the log was so cheap i was just considering it :)
 

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A great and free alternative to a floating log is a curl of birch bark (rinsed before adding). My old betta thought it was the best thing in the world.

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SM1199 said:
A great and free alternative to a floating log is a curl of birch bark (rinsed before adding). My old betta thought it was the best thing in the world.
That's really cool!!! I'll have to look for that :)
 

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I have two of them, (different tanks) they often drift under the filter where the flow is and betta won’t go.
I glued mine to the suction cup leaf with string so it would stay in one place.
But my betta loves it... when it actually stays in one place.
 

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Ghelfaire said:
I have one of those, my fish keeps knocking it down somehow. I may have gotten one with a bad suction cup.
Mine actually does the same thing. Might be a product flaw.
 

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i used the betta leaf but my betta does not seem to enjoy it he likes laying on the heater though :)
 

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