I thought these were neat and bought some for my Betta but after adding them to my tank they immediately shrank. I'm not sure if maybe it's my water or if I did something wrong, but I don't think that was supposed to happen.
My betta loves these bubbles. I like them better then gravel. My fish plays in them, and they make the tank look very nice!
These do exactly what they say they are designed to do and I think they’re great. I have one tank and one fish bowl. I use these in the unfiltered bowl. They shrink in hard water which is helpful because it’s basically an indicator that a water change is due. So if you use them for their intended purpose, they truly do exactly what they say they do. My betta loves playing in his ball pit.
These disappear a little once they’re installed in the tank, but my fish loves playing in them like a ball pit! They occasionally make their way up to the filter intake but a little joggle of the filter and they fall off. They give a nice additional interest to the tank, another layer. I like them. The fact the fish can move them easily makes it possible for him, even though he’s a top feeder, to get a second chance at food that may have settled to the bottom that stones or rocks would be too heavy for him to move -for the food wafts up and he goes after it again! (I’m learning how much food is enough so that this happens less though.)
These beads are dangerous for Betta our poor guy had one stuck in his mouth! In the bag they are soft and large but once put in the tank for a couple days they shrink to a size just larger then pellet food and they become much harder. We had to use tweezers to dislodge it from his mouth. Waiting with fingers crossed that Vibe is okay. I'm surprised that a company like Aqueon would put out an unsafe product. I've included a photo to show the change. Straight from the bag on the left to the small dark ball that was stuck in our Bettas mouth on the right.
I got these for my 5 gallon betta tank, and within days the majority of them shrunk to nothing. They're not easy to work with doing water changes at all, and honestly weren't even that "pretty" looking in the tank. Save your money.
seems to add required elements to water changes, betta is much more active
Watching my betta laying on them to sleep is so cute, he also bounces in and out of them and plays with them! It's great, kept my tank cleaner than it would with gravel! Love it!
We bought these beads for two of our Betta tanks. The male betta died with in two days of the beads being in tank. The female bettas are dying one by one in three days
Best addition to the fish pet supplies pet owners can purchase through Chewy! Helps keep Wiggles water cleaner longer without having to change the water every other day.