Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
A fishy for my Grandma
As you guys recall it was thanks to my grandma that I got Copernicus and thanks to her I am allowed to breed and have more fish because she told my parents straight up that if it makes me happy it will help me through my bad days with depression. She also pointed out to my mother that when she wanted to breed horses she didn't stop her and said if you enjoy doing it no matter how much money you throw at it every penny was worth it.
Well since grandma had been coming over to see my fish a lot lately she always comments on how nice it is to see them swimming around in their beautiful plants and how peaceful they are. Recently while getting new plants she came with me to buy them because she enjoys plants being a gardener herself and I think during the winter she misses plant shopping and has been learning about aquatic plants just because. Well I saw a glass 5 gallon tank and said "You know I want to get Cappy a glass tank kit because I don't like the acrylic one anymore." The main reason being the rounded corners which make it too easy for my to lose my fish and freaks me out a lot. My grandma answered with this "Well what are you going to do with the one you have now?" "Maybe throw it out or give it away." "Well could you give it to me i would like a betta."
I just about jumped for joy, I knew my grandma got bitten by the betta bug when we went to The Betta Shop and she told me she had no idea fish were so beautiful. Then when she started looking at aquarium plants because she wanted some as her underwater garden she could take care of during the winter. She had also been asking me a LOT of questions about my setups like what the filters are for, how to cycle the tank, how often I have to clean them, how high are my heaters set to, what I feed them, everything.
So now I want to get a little setup going for her and wondered what sort of plants will do good in natural sunlight? Also should I do a snail and betta combo in her five gallon?
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