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Old 01-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #1 
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Floating plants in the breeding tank...

Question to all the longtime breeders out there:

What species of plants are best to float in a breeding betta tank? I have always used wisteria in my breeding tank but that is only because it grows so fast that I have tons of trimmings all the time. But what species seem to be the best to use....especially for the purposes of "natural filtering" and infusoria in a breeding tank?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #2 
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I used to use water lettuce. The roots usually houses lots of micro critters for fry. But nowadays I mostly use anacharis, both anchored and floating . . . I can't see eggs/fry if I use water lettuces (I mainly breed in black tubs).
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #3 
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Something with broad leaves for them to build their nest under. My boy used penny wort for his nest this time. I also added anarchis, duckweed, cabomba, and java moss. Worked out swimmingly :)
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #4 
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I use wisteria, water sprite, and giant duckweed, since water lettuce and anacharis are illegal here. =(
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:27 PM   #5 
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Duckweed is what I use. I love it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #6 
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I use Anarcharis Narrow Leaf , Brazillian Pennywort , and hornwort for my floating plants.. have them in the breeding/fry tanks and grow out tanks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #7 
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I use duckweed and hydrilla (not sure if it is legal over there) in my spawn and grow-out tanks. It doesn't really float, but I use java moss as well to give the fry cover and encourage infusoria growth.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #8 
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So I guess what I'm concluding here is that there is no evidence of what plants are better than others to use for floating in a breeding tank....
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