Remove Betta For Tank Remodel?

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  1. LauraTee

    LauraTeeNew MemberMember

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    Greetings all. I have a betta tank that I want to "remodel". I'm trying to figure out if I should remove my betta while doing it or just work around him? I'm thinking it would be better to remove him but I wanted to check first.

    Tank: 5 gallon, cycled, with sponge filter. Anubias and Java fern are the only live plants. I have a ceramic tree and a fake plant as well as some rocks and, of course, gravel.

    I don't want to ad any live plants at the moment. I just want to rearrange the decor and replace some of the tiny gravel with some larger gravel. Remove Betta, or not? What worked for you?

    (This is an older picture. I use a sponge filter now and the hornwort is gone) 20190719_195302.
     
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    It doesn't sound like you're doing anything extreme so I would just leave him in, he'll know to avoid stuff.
     
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    Carmen79New MemberMember

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    Yes just work around him. Never take him out except if it's an emergency, like your tank is leaking, or you are moving him to a bigger tank for example..
     
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    LauraTeeNew MemberMember

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    Okay, thank you both for the input.
     
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    Yeah he'll be a little stressed while you're working in there.. but he'd be more stressed going through the netting and the placement into a strange environment, then netted again, then back into another environment.
     
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    As everyone said work around him and be sure to update the pics with your bettas new arrangment :)
     
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