Originally Posted by Bombalurina
Java fern should grow with an indirect light source. You don't need an overhead light.
Cool thanks, I have just purchased a nice bunch so that is good to know
In case you were wondering why I keep my Betta in bowls:
My first Betta hated his 5 gal (I still have it spare) He would hide in his cave and began to fin bite. I placed him in the bowl for healing purposes as I was worried he'd get fin rot (like many of you I don't like anything too small so chose a 2.5 gal bowl as a hospital tank) He seemed to thrive in it, he stopped hiding and became much more active (guess it shows you how different Betta's can be from one another!)
Long story short, I decided I quite like him in this bowl. When his fins recovered I added java moss and pebbles to make it look nice (would love to show a pic!)
I then bought another Betta (Godric) and placed this one in a matching bowl- he seems happy too- I may try seeing if he prefers the 5 gal, but will always keep my first Betta (Odin) in his bowl!