Betta Fish Tank Decorations

betta fish tank decorations

Looking for some amazing betta fish tank decorations? If you have a fish with delicate fins, such as a betta or fancy goldfish, then you need special decorations. Too many “fin rot” cases presented to our office actually turn out to be inappropriate decorations. Given the delicate nature and decreased swimming ability of these fish, how you decorate their tank is critical. Here are the best fancy goldfish and betta fish tank decorations available straight from your pet fish veterinarian. (Post contains affiliate links)

The Quintessential Betta Log

This floating betta log provides a crows nest perch to take in their entire tank environment. Floating at the surface, the log can drift throughout the tank current while providing a safe place for your betta to hang out all their own. This is especially important if you have multiple fish in one tank. If you have multiple fish in your tank who like having a high perch to hang out, you may be looking at a couple of logs and other high rest areas for your fish to hang out.

The Classic Betta Leaf

Every betta should have a leaf to hang out on. Even if it isn’t their favorite place to hang, having a nice, flat space to hang out is essential when you have a long, ornate tail. Bettas like to have rest periods, so providing multiple types of rest places should be required in every betta tank. Try to avoid leaf perches with multiple leaves, since these usually have a stem which is not a great idea to keep delicate fins from tearing. Always check the understand of your betta leaf occasionally to ensure it isn’t starting to come apart with pointy bits sticking out.

Betta-Safe Silicone Plants

The best new invention in the betta fish tank decorations category is: silicone plants! Rather than the traditional, spiky aquarium plants or the silk plants with pointy attachments, silicone fish tank plants are soft all over. These plants come in lots of colors and sizes, but are also a great choice for your fancy goldfish who like to hang out in larger structures.

 

Suctioned Betta Tunnel

If you’d rather give your betta a secure tunnel to play in, then you need to check out these suction-cup tunnels that attach to the side of your tank. With openings at both ends (and lots of color options), these tunnels provide a secure resting spot for your betta. If you get a couple, you can provide perches at various heights and see which your fish prefers!

Our Favorite Betta Tanks

Need a tank to get your betta fish set up for success? Our favorite betta tanks are the FLUVAL Flex 9-gallon aquarium or the slightly smaller FLUVAL Spec 5-gallon aquarium. Both of these tanks are great for bettas and do not take up a ton of room. Both come with fully integrated filtration, a lid, great lighting and room to add a heater tucked away in the back of the tank. Either of these tanks would make your betta or small school of tropical fish VERY happy. Once you have your tank you can add all of our recommended betta fish tank decorations!

When it comes to taking care of your betta, you can set them up for success by giving them a roomy tank with a proper filter and a HEATER! Yes, bettas REQUIRE a heater and a FILTER. We have fixed so many betta “issues” simply by advising clients to add these two things. Here is our betta success page for more information. And if you need a good betta diet, here is our favorite with some feeding instructions.

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