The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish > Fancy betta and driftwood

Thread: Fancy betta and driftwood Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-25-2012 05:02 PM
FriendsNotFood Sweet, that was the idea (: Sadly I'll have to compromise the scape a bit for the sake of the betta, and of course once he's in there any sense of scale will go out the window unless people thought I had a 10" betta :P
05-25-2012 03:17 PM
vincenz Nice job on the scale of the tank, fooled me into believing it was a 55g.
05-25-2012 08:44 AM
FriendsNotFood Oooh thanks, I need all the tips I can get with this guy, I just ordered him and I'm already worrying about how high maintenance he's gonna be.

I actually have an Azoo Palm on order... it's rated up to 5 gallons and makes barely any flow, not to mention it looks way better, so I'm probably going to use that. With clear fishing line wrapped around the intake many times for good measure. I do that on all my Azoos, it keeps shrimp out pretty well and you can't tell it's there.

I also ordered a bunch of fissidens so I'm gonna moss the driftwood up to make it even softer for the guy to rest on. He's not the greatest swimmer from the video I saw.
05-25-2012 06:29 AM
epiphany
Quote:
Originally Posted by Myrr View Post
Just wanted to let you know (considering I have the same tank and filter), that the filter might be your biggest worry- you'd have to have that sucker on the very lowest setting so it wont knock the fish around due to its ultra heavy fins as well as "blow out" the fin (ripping it), and you need to be careful of the intake, which can easily suck in the fins and ruin them. They grow back, of course- but arent so pretty most of the time.

(Well, that and you wouldnt want the poor bugger hurt!)

Not to deter you, or anything! I've had lots of heavy-finned bettas before, and more often than not the end up with damage. The more there is, the easier it is to get messed up.
Would putting a prefilter sponge over the intake prevent this?
05-25-2012 04:24 AM
Myrr Just wanted to let you know (considering I have the same tank and filter), that the filter might be your biggest worry- you'd have to have that sucker on the very lowest setting so it wont knock the fish around due to its ultra heavy fins as well as "blow out" the fin (ripping it), and you need to be careful of the intake, which can easily suck in the fins and ruin them. They grow back, of course- but arent so pretty most of the time.

(Well, that and you wouldnt want the poor bugger hurt!)

Not to deter you, or anything! I've had lots of heavy-finned bettas before, and more often than not the end up with damage. The more there is, the easier it is to get messed up.
05-22-2012 11:56 PM
FriendsNotFood Thanks guys, I'm gonna take out that tall branch with the little pegs on the left just to be safe and leave the others in. This is gonna be my first high-maintenance pet so I want to be on the safe side.
05-22-2012 10:48 PM
slavecorps I still think the betta will be just fine. Just like any living creature, bettas still have proprioceptors in their bodies and appendages that allow them to know where their bodies and appendages are in space.
05-22-2012 02:27 AM
Chrisinator I would be careful with the little pegs. See if you can round them up so they don't have any significant pointyness if you're really worried.
05-22-2012 02:14 AM
FriendsNotFood So bettas with super long fins are still aware of their fins and don't get them caught on stuff? I'm talking fins as long as this guy for example:

http://www.flixya.com/files-photo/B/...tta-447317.jpg
05-22-2012 01:30 AM
LB79 Even if he was blind, he'd have his lateral line. It helps them navigate by acting as a radar. That's why they don't bump into the glass.
05-21-2012 09:40 PM
slavecorps I really think he will be fine as long as he isn't blind.
05-21-2012 09:11 PM
FriendsNotFood He'll most likely be the only fish in there (: Just to give an idea of the tank size, that's a 6 gallon 9" tall tank, so the spaces between those branches aren't actually that large. I'm ok with redoing the tank if needs be, just want the guy to be happy.
05-21-2012 08:56 PM
slavecorps A betta will be fine in there as long as there are no aggressive or fast moving fish to bother it.
05-21-2012 08:13 PM
FriendsNotFood
Fancy betta and driftwood

Am I asking for trouble putting a fancy betta in this tank? Is he going to impale his fins on the braches? I wish I had watched videos of fancy bettas on Aquabid before setting up this tank because I would have done it a lot differently. Doesn't seem like they can swim very well with all those fins.

There's more plants now but the hardscape is the same

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012