What color rocks for my beta fish?

United States
September 23, 2007 6:53pm CST
I recently started a discussion on a new color of beta fish that I had not yet seen. A black orchid beta fish. The one I saw advertised here on mylot was an ebay ad, and the black fish was beautiful! I told my hubby I wanted to find me one and buy it. He thought it would be neat also to have one that color. What color rocks/stones would you put in the bowl/vase for a black fish? I have a very pretty large style vase/bowl I bought just for beta fish and it is crystal clear, I thought for a black fish maybe ruby colored or bright red colored stones or marbles would be pretty. Any other ideas for what to put in the water that would bring out and compliment the color of the fish? I'm not real creative when it comes to thinking things up, but if I see it done or can imagine how it would go I can usually pull it all together. So ok my friends, send me some suggestions. I'd really appreciate it :)
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
24 Sep 07
What a cool color for a betta fish! I would think that any of the brightly colored rocks would look good. I was thinking along the lines of a combination of two colors, like maybe a bright pink with a little of black or white rocks mixed in. Or even a really bright lighter blue with the black or white. My first hubby and I had lots of fish tanks, and we would always do color combinations to compliment the colors of the fish. The brighter colors always seemed to make the fish stand out more clearly.
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@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I was thinking maybe blue or like a creamy white. I dont know why, but those colors came up when I read this discussion. Ruby is a good color too.
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• United States
26 Sep 07
Most of the time you want to get black substrate for your fish because it will bring out the natural colors in it. However with a black fish, I would imagine that it would be an expection. Plan on getting a colored substrate, but a darker color. Like you said, a dark ruby color or such would be nice.
• United States
24 Sep 07
I would try a clear or a green I have 3 bata's and every time i change the water I change the rock I also have some small sea sheels that I use to
@gberlin (3836)
24 Sep 07
Red stones would look great. I think royal blue would look good or purple but not a dark purple. I would probably want it to go with the decor in the room.
• Australia
24 Sep 07
My favourite was my black and bright orange. It was black from head towards the end, and Orange on the tails. I miss my fish. Think you've just started me back onto them! :)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I am thinking clear blue rocks. It would look good in the fish tank.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I agree with the ruby color for it would really bring the color out in the fish. Try to get the ones that look like velvet but of course aren't. The velvet look would really bring out the black velvet look in the beta fish.
• United States
24 Sep 07
I love the idea of red rocks....a green tree would compliment those. When you go to the Petsmart stores here they have an aray of unusual things to put in with your fish....things I have never seen before.
• Canada
24 Sep 07
mamasan and Katlady both bring up excellent points here! I suggest a really bright pink...My husband thought a bright banana yellow. You could put some black or creamy coloured stones in with either of these colours and I think it would be really pretty! I just hope you can find your fish now! :) Bright red, as you suggested, with a few black would be pretty too:)