Floating Plants - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Floating Plants

I was wondering if more experienced planted tank people could give us newbies a list of plants that can just be floated in our tanks.

I think it's an easier slow transition from fake plants to a planted aquarium, and also good for people like me who might move soon and are hesitant to plant too much in our various tanks and not be able to move them later.

Ok .. Anubias? Anacharis What else?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 11:02 PM
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Stuff people have sent me:

Red root floater
Dwarf water lettuce
Hornwort
Guppy grass

Also water wisteria is a quick grower!

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I have duckweed

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 11:55 AM
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Thrs already a list in the planted section. Th original name was floating p,ants for Betta tanks but the name had to be changed as it became a sticky....

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Duckweed, frogbit, dwarf water lettuce, salvinia, guppy/naja grass, hornwort, witseria. There are more, but those are the easiest ones to have, note that duckweed, frogbit, water lettuce, and salvinia float on top of the water. Frpgbit and water lettuce get long roots that provide cover though.


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water sprite is another easy one
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Water sprite easily grew out of control for me years ago! I kept turtles and just fed it to them when it overgrew in my fish tank lol

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Duckweed, frogbit, dwarf water lettuce, salvinia, guppy/naja grass, hornwort, witseria. There are more, but those are the easiest ones to have, note that duckweed, frogbit, water lettuce, and salvinia float on top of the water. Frpgbit and water lettuce get long roots that provide cover though.
DONT FORGET ANACHARIS .SCIENTIFIC NAME (Egeria densa) SUPER EASY AND GROWS QUICK .GREAT FOR PLATY FRY.
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I prefer anarchis planted, it grows a lot faster for me, but it can be floated.


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I'd like to have floating plants but I'd like something that isn't hard to maintain.
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