5 Items Your Betta Will Love
Betta fish are naturally intelligent and curious animals, and as such, they love to play. Here are 5 betta fish accessories that will encourage your betta’s natural behaviours and stimulate their mind.
Betta Fish Accessories:
Wild bettas live in shallow water and so you may often see your’s near the surface looking for a place rest. The Zoo Med Betta Hammock is a large plastic leaf with a suction cup that can be attached to the aquarium glass, just below the surface. Your betta will love lazing on it so much that it won’t ever want to leave so these are very good as betta fish accessories!
As I mentioned above, betta’s love to chill at the surface; however they also love to hide and interact with their environment. This floating log by Zoo Med helps stimulate the bettas natural instincts and cure boredom, as your betta will love sleeping, playing, building bubble nests in the log and, as it also features a hole in the top, they don’t even have to come out to feed.
Bettas are very playful and so adding a Fluval Moss Ball to your tank will keep them entertained for hours. A mysterious object floating at the surface will pique your betta’s interest and they will just have to investigate. In the wild betta’s eat larvae from surfaces plants and so these moss balls will encourage this natural behaviour.
Fluval Moss Balls also absorb and trap nitrates and phosphates for as many as 2 months, keeping water cleaner and preventing algae growth.
Bettas are actually shy little guys and so a place to hide is essential. Coconut shells make a great place for your betta to escape from any dangers they may perceive. SunGrow hides are handmade so as to be shaped smoothly to prevent damage your betta’s delicate fins.
In the wild male betta’s are incredibly territorial and will flare at the sight of another male. Many betta keeps think that flaring is a sign of distress and so avoid it, however, this is not the case and a male betta actual benefits from flaring regularly. Flaring helps to strengthen the fins, this is especially important for bettas with long fins, such as half-moons and veil tails. The Zoo Med floating mirror should be placed in the water for 5 minutes once or twice daily to encourage natural flaring behaviours.
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