Your Favorite Betta Tank Accessories?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by AnglerTheStrangler, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    Hey Everyone!
    So I wanted to get everyone's opinions and feedback on what their Betta Fish seem to like best in their tank. It could be anything from their favorite ornament to favorite plant and anything in between. Trying to get ideas to keep my Bettas happy and busy! Thanks guys!!

  2. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    My bettas love their Betta Hamocks! Live plants with large enough leaves to rest on are also favourites:)

  3. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Mine love the silk plants with the big leaves. Mine won't use a beta hammock to save their lives. litterly. I didn't throw it away. I have it in case someone ever develops swim bladder.

  4. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    Any suggestions on live plants that are easy maintenance and good for low light?
  5. bgclarkeWell Known MemberMember

  6. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    Haha yeah I don't think mine get the hint your supposed to relax on them haha
  7. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Water wisteria is good, so are crypts though they are slow growers. I'm really surprised your bettas don't use their hammocks. All 7 of my boys seem to love theirs:)
  8. shutterbug13Well Known MemberMember

    Anubias, java ferns, and crypts have grown pretty well for me and my betta seems to like them.
  9. ahouseofscalesValued MemberMember

    For whatever reason my bettas seem to like caves and logs. I have a granite cave in my 5 gallon, a hollow rock in my 2.5, and a log in my 10 gallon. The bettas in those tanks seem to love hanging out in them.
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  10. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    I can never find caves/logs at my LFS and have a hard time finding them online too. There's a floating log they have on Amazon but some reviewers said the material starts to come off..

    Yeah my Plakat doesn't ever seem to rest except for lights out haha. My Double Tail likes to rest on his algae magnet I put near the surface and I made a homemade little bed type thing for my veiltale out of a moss ledge. I have a bunch of hammocks but I read some reviews saying that the metal piece in the middle has caused issues so I'm just afraid.. I'm sure nothing would happen though.

    Thank you, I will take a look at my LFS! Appreciate the suggestions.
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  11. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    My betta loves resting in his floating Brazillian Pennywort. He also loves swimming through the PVC pipe at the bottom of his tank. :)
  12. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    Never heard of Pennyworr before but I'm definitely going to look into it! What kind of PVC pipe? Just from like a hardware store? Do you rinse it off really well before you put it in the tank?
  13. ahouseofscalesValued MemberMember

    My sister had one of those, and after about 6 months of use the paint started to come off, and the plastic chipped at one point too...

    If you want to make a cave all you have to do is find to pieces of flat rock and prop them against each other. That's all my granite cave is and Kylo loves it.
  14. TiqToqValued MemberMember

    Mine loves to explore the entirety of the tank. She'll focus on one thing, maybe give it a little peck, then swim off to the next adventure. I find she really enjoys the betta hammock, her little croc skull hideaway, and swimming behind the filter and heater. She'll often weave through plant roots and stems too.
  15. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    I don't know what obsession with Bettas and their heaters and filters are haha mine do the same!

    Yeah that's what I was afraid of.. this may be a stupid question but where do I get flat rock for an aquarium? Do I soak it before I put it in or just rinse it off?
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  16. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Yea, the PVC is just from the hardware store :) I rinsed it well to make sure it was safe. It's cheap and is usually very smooth. Just look it over to make sure there are no rogue plastic bits that could tare your betta's fins. You'll also want to make sure that the diameter is wide enough to make sure your betta doesn't get stuck. And pennywort is great! I love it and so does my betta.
  17. AnglerTheStranglerWell Known MemberMember

    Great! That's actually a great idea I didn't think of with the PVC. With the Pennywort, what's the maintenance like? Do you plant it in the substrate or is it in a pot? Do you have to have Co2 or anything or no?
  18. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Thanks!:) It is free floating, so not in the substrate or in a pot, but it can be planted if you perfer that instead. It doesn't need CO2, but it would benefit from it. I have to use a liquid fertilizer in my tank, but that's it. :)
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  19. NanologistWell Known MemberMember

    I actually just grabbed some rocks recently from the shores of Lake Michigan, gave them a little soak in water and bleach, let them sit in treated tap water for a couple days, and then took them out to dry before placing them in the tank. They also usually sell rocks at LFS that have already been cleaned/sterilized and are ready to go in the tank. My LFS charges per pound though and rocks can be quite heavy and when I live next to a shoreline I opted to go find them myself.
  20. ahouseofscalesValued MemberMember

    I got mine from a local quarry. If you have any beaches or rivers around you might be able to find some there. We have a lot of slate beaches where I live so I get rock from there sometimes. All you have to do is find the rock and make sure you scrub it well in water (no soap though).

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