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Rated 5 out of 5 by therubycircle Protects my betta's fins!
I purchased this after I saw my betta (my favorite fish in my tropical community 36 galleon tank) almost get sucked into the filter and rip his fins. After doing lots of research on fish forums, and saw this product being suggested multiple times, I went to PetSmart to buy it. Unfortunately, they did not carry it, so I was able to purchase it and have it shipped to my house for free. The employee told me it should arrive in ten days, but it arrived in three (I was pleasantly surprised). Before it arrived I cut a bit of pantyhose, rinsed it, and secured it to the filter intake tube with rubber bands. The pantyhose, although had the desired effect, got clogged quickly. I've had the sponge for over a week, and it is not clogged at all. Obviously, it doesn't suck up everything so you would have to clean your tank more often. It easy to put on; just slip it over the intake tube. I was worried it wouldn't fit (my filter is not Fluval), but it fits perfectly. My betta is a lot happier and even hangs out around it. Even the cory cats seem to enjoy it- I caught one eating bits of food off of it. It's also a great place for more beneficial bacteria to grow. The fish are happy, so I'm happy.
August 23, 2014