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Old 03-17-2011, 09:13 AM   #1 
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How many plants should a 2-gallon bowl have?

hello, quick question, I have a lone betta in a 2 gallon bowl - how many plants should i have? I want to have enough but not overcrowd his small space

At the moment i only have one- and Jesse (my betta) likes to hide under some of the leaves- he's very cute when he does that.

Suggestions as to what type of plants is best for easy maintenance please

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #2 
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The amount of plants depends on species. You could put some anacharis, java fern, java moss, maybe hornwort if you keep it under control.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #3 
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Marimo balls :D They are super easy to care for and don't take up a lot of space, you don't plant them, just plop em in the tanks. They do well in warm and cold water and with little or lots of light. ^^

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #4 
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I would get an anubias and a few marimo moss balls.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #5 
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Just stay away from fast growing plants like Hornwort. Jeezus these things just take over!!! I had to remove the excess growth, it is amazing how fast these things grow.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #6 
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I would say 2-4 plants... Live or silk. Personally, I prefer live, they help remove nitates and/ or nitrites and they also add oxygen.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:32 AM   #7 
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Thumbs up Thanks guys

Thanks for the replies guys. I already have an Anubias. I think i may try some java fern. I think moss will look messy in a bowl.
I appreciate all your suggestions, gave me some idea where to start!
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