My betta has recently become very lethargic, and he now spends his days freaking me out by convincing me that he's dead.
I have live plants in his 7.5gal tank, so it's not really easy to rearrange the decor. :/
I've been considering some interesting alternatives to add to his tank to entertain him, such as a floating log, or that betta hammock leaf thing. Someone on another thread mentioned marbles, and I got to thinking.
Has anyone had any experience with adding glass beads/cat's eye beads to an aquarium? Are they safe? :/
I buy cat's eye beads and use them as eyes for the small stuffed animals I sew, and I think they could make an interesting betta toy if I strung a few on fishing line and hung it in the tank.
The site I buy from describes the beads as "Fiber optic cat's eye beads are made from a special glass (the same glass fiber optics are made from) - hence the name and the effect! All of our beads are GRADE A cats eye beads, and made in China."
So, they're made from glass, but I am wary of using them in case the coloration leaches into the water and poisons my betta.
These are the beads in question, in case anyone wanted to have a look: http://www.lythastudios.com/123bead/12round.html
So, does anyone have any advice? :} Are cat's eye beads safe to use? What about "regular" glass beads? Should I boil any glass/beads before I put them into the tank?