Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Overland Park, KS
I got all my terra cotta pots at walmart. They have them in the garden area. They have every size, but I got the size that I could put into a 3 gallon glass bowl (which I get from the craft area for less than 3.00), and put one good plant in the middle. It not only works for planting but, you can put them sideways, like the plant is spilling out or, upright. Either way, the females can hide inside and it's safe. There is a big hole in the ones that I bought so, if you get smaller, you might want to plug the hole if it is small. They will get stuck in it and die. I used a piece of moss to plug one of my smaller ones. It's nice and I don't have to worry.
Hornwort will float and also drape down, giving cover. Anacharis (which is thick and only needs a led weight...it will grow roots on it's own), Cabomba plant which is thick, soft and gives lots of cover, Java Moss (just beware that this can also add algae if you don't have a lot of snails or, dont do a lot of water changes), and many more. My sorority for wilds, I call the jungle. I even got some freshwater Mangrove as, they are hardier than bamboo, natural to the habititat and grow big!
Kelly Berrigan, OP, KS
All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small,All things wise and wonderful:The Lord God made them all!