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Old 01-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #11 
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Well I trust you guys more than the store that I got hem from and I see all your points and agree and don't want to kill my Betta.

The other fern is a Trichomanes Javanicum.


Also where is the best place to find information about aquatic plants?
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #12 
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To add...brackish fish need salt...but not regular aquarium salt...you create brackish condition with marine salt....the same kind used for saltwater fish and this will kill a Betta.....

Trichomanes Javanicum...sorry not aquatic either....dang that pet shop...this is so wrong for them to sell plants as aquatic when they are not.....

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:57 PM   #13 
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Uh... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Trichomanes+Javanicum

Here is a good site on plants:
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I would reccomend:
- Java Fern
- Mosses
- Anubias
- Hygros
- Hornwort
- Anacharis
- Wisteria
- Apongetons (You can buy them as dry bulbs)

These plants are all quite hardy and not too demanding. Look through my posts to see some of these in a planted tank...
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:43 PM   #14 
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So I returned the two fish and....

1) Yes you all were right the Bumble Bee goby was a brackish fish
2) Yes the puffer could possibly nip my Betta's fins
3) The puffer in question with its specific species is a freshwater not brackish water dwarf puffer species.

Anyways I exchanged the fish for plants and here s a total run down of the plants in my betta's tank:


Popeye’s Plants
Hygrophyla Augustafolia – x 5 stems
Hygrophyla “Polysperma Sunset” – x 4 stems
Rotala “Pearl” x 10 stems
Aponigeton Ulvaceus - x 1 bulb
Crinum Thaianum – Onion Plant x 1 bulb
Nymphaea Lotus Green – Water Lily x 1 bulb
Ophiopogon japonica – Kyoto Grass Plant x 3 stems
Hygophyla difformis – Wisteria x 4 stems
Dracaena sanderiana – White Ribbon Plant x 2 stems not aquatic but thrivin'!
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #15 
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I hate to say it, but Kyoto Grass isn't aquatic either :/
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:23 PM   #16 
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Can't catch a break here lol. Whether its aquatic or not its been in my tank for 3 months and is doing amazingly well so... its going to stay till it starts to die. *shrugs*
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #17 
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Well here's a break! Kyoto grass can be left in the tank for a few months if left to dry for a few months. So it can go back and forth, but must get fresh air for a while every few months.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:40 PM   #18 
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LOL i should have seen that one coming!
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:20 PM   #19 
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Haha I dont do live plants because i am always afraid of snail infestation
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