Paint Falling Off

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Islandboy, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. IslandboyValued MemberMember

    I bought these decorations in January, and they've steadily flaked paint off the last four months. Anyone else had this happen? 870dd9735d17e500bfb10059af1a6db1.jpgafd62c3db2767c02c9fe54f9d4f92d7f.jpg7f4e86b837576bfa9a24b22e23bfe4b2.jpg
     




  2. NanologistWell Known MemberMember

    Seems to be pretty common with those decorations. I almost got that same turtle cave you have, but after learning about how the paint flakes off I decided to go with a more natural look and got some driftwood and rocks instead.
     
  3. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Unfortunately a lot of aquarium decorations do this over time. Supposedly the paint is not toxic to fish, but I would still remove it from the tank.
     
  4. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, I had some that was Glofish brand and flaked off within a few months. I also went natural after that. ;)
     
  5. BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    I have the same turtle cave and some of the paint is slowly flaking off. I need to find a good replacement for it or some of my inhabitants are going to start a riot if I take it out.
     
  6. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    An unglazed plain planters pot will work.
     
  7. BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    I have a terracotta pot in there already it just is not the same I guess
     
  8. bgclarkeWell Known MemberMember

    Are they TopFin decorations?
    Had that happen with a really nice tiki Hut style decoration that the zebra danios loved playing in.
     
  9. IslandboyValued MemberMember

    I don't know what the brand was. It's from Pet Supermarket.
     
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