Will this 30 gallon setup hurt betta fins?

Afisher

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Hi! I have this 30 gallon rimless about a month old. I want to put my betta in as a showpiece but I'm worried his IMG_20200918_102143.jpgfins might get ripped on the driftwood. What do you think? Layout is Dragon stones and driftwood. Monte Carlo and s. Repens ground cover, aponogeton ulvaceous, anubias Nana petite, crypt wyndetti, and moss balls. Has cardinal tetras, otto's, yellow shrimp, and lambchop rasboras as soon as I can find them.
 

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mrjohn

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The driftwood looks rather smoothe. I don't think that your Betta will have an issue. Tank looks great!
 

PaprikaFish

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It looks pretty safe in there in terms of fin hazards :) I would really recommend adding some floating or taller plants, to make your betta feel more secure and also give him some "private" space where he can hide if he feels stressed by tankmates, people, etc.
 

BettaFishObsessed

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The driftwood looks smooth, but I obviously cant feel it through a photo, if you feel any rough parts then it might. If you are too worried you may want to sand it (i did with my driftwood). A good rule is whether it would snag on a pantyhose or not. Also you will want to add some more hides or taller plants for the betta to hide in if he/she gets stressed. Also make sure you have a backup plan in case things don’t go well, tetras can be nippy and bettas can be aggressive sometimes.
 
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Afisher

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BettaFishObsessed said:
The driftwood looks smooth, but I obviously cant feel it through a photo, if you feel any rough parts then it might. If you are too worried you may want to sand it (i did with my driftwood). A good rule is whether it would snag on a pantyhose or not. Also you will want to add some more hides or taller plants for the betta to hide in if he/she gets stressed. Also make sure you have a backup plan in case things don’t go well, tetras can be nippy and bettas can be aggressive sometimes.
thanks I did just pick up some water lettuce and another little piece of rock to make a cave. The beta has lives with half of the neon tetras before so I'm hoping that won't be a problem but I will keep my five gallon tank in reserve
 

BettaFishObsessed

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Afisher said:
thanks I did just pick up some water lettuce and another little piece of rock to make a cave. The beta has lives with half of the neon tetras before so I'm hoping that won't be a problem but I will keep my five gallon tank in reserve
Okay, he probably will be fine. good idea to still have a backup plan though :)
 
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