Question on decorations from Amazon

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I'm looking at some products for my betta, Michonne. And I found some weird decorations and want your opinion on them:







Are these worth buying and has anyone bought these for their bettas?
 

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Personally, I don't have any experience with them, but I do know you can these Petco:

Remember, especially with bettas, run your fingers thoroughly over and through any ornaments you buy for him. Wouldn't want those gorgeous fins getting torn.
 

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The only ornament I bought from Amazon was an Egyptian Vase ornament. Ive had it maybe about a month, and the finish is already flaking off. I guess it depends where its made, and how well made it is.
 
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Okay, thank you guys. I haven't officially decided to purchase them yet.
 

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Ive had it maybe about a month, and the finish is already flaking off.
Though, the worst ornament I ever had was a tiny one that cost $14... after a few weeks, paint was literally peeling off just from gentle touches with the siphon! My best has been a much bigger $6 one I just got at the same big-box store where I bought my tank... But I guess the bad ornament was at least made of fish-safe paint, as my fish didn't die from having what was clearly a significant amount of paint floating around...
 

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I have some from various places that were losing paint or fading within a matter of a couple weeks. I have others that have lasted ages and not so much as faded or chipped. It can be hit or miss with tank decor quality


 

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It can be hit or miss with tank decor quality
So true... And price isn't an indicator either so what are we to do? I wouldn't be something super-cheap or dodgy though, as, as I said above, at least the expensive ornament was clearly fish-safe in the sense that even though it deteriorated, it didn't seem to have toxic effects thankfully (though the tank's only inhabitant was a betta; no idea what would have happened with inverts or more sensitive fish).
 

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