Question on decorations from Amazon

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by atb224155, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. atb224155

    atb224155Valued MemberMember

    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?
  2. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

  3. Bluestreakfl

    BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  4. OP

    atb224155Valued MemberMember

    Okay, thank you guys. I haven't officially decided to purchase them yet.
  5. FishtailBraid

    FishtailBraidValued MemberMember

    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...
  6. waterlilykari

    waterlilykariWell Known MemberMember

    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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  7. FishtailBraid

    FishtailBraidValued MemberMember

    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).