Originally Posted by baylee767
Most live plants die on me and require high lighting... BUT...
Java ferns FTW! They can survive in almost anything!
Anubias! Similar to java ferns.
Marimo balls, and absolute must because they are awesome.
I don't reccomend anarchis because my expirience was they rot and shed insanely.
I haven't owned hornwort which some people reccomend, but I hear it sheds alot.
Swords! I own some and they are easy enough.
Those are some low lighting low care plants I've heard of/own. They'll speed up your cycling for sure.
well i just finished cleaning the tank. i got a gravel cleaner and i bought Prime for the conditioner. I hope this works. I will do it again in a couple of days so i can do it twice a week as you guys stated.
Soichiro seems to be happier already. I did the gravel pump twice because after filling up the tank i noticed it needed to be done again and as i did it Soichiro was following the pump and swimming in circles (not in a stressed or scared manner) and i just finished putting everything back in the tank. he is still somewhat chilling on the bottom of the tank but he is moving more (which is an improvement).
Now baylee767 talked a little bit about using live plants to help/speed up the cycling and when i was at Petco i found some Swords and ferns but not the Java fern and then I noticed that there are pellets or something along those lines for plant food. do the plants baylee767 listed need that stuff or can i just put them in and call it good? Haha I am just full of questions I just want my Betta to live a happy and comfortable life.