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Old 10-05-2012, 05:24 AM   #1 
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Plant recommendations

Gosh I am asking so many questions, are artificial plants ok for Betta's or shoudl you really have a live plant in the aquarium?

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #2 
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Live are always best because they help the water quality but you can go artificial, make sure they are silk, no sharp edges..Run pantyhose over the plants and if it snags they are bad for betta's fins.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:04 AM   #3 
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Live plants are not required but do add benefits. When it comes to fake plants, you should always go with silk or soft fabric plants because the delicate fins of a betta can easily tear and shred on plastic. Although they may grow back, torn fins are subject to infections and they tend to never heal as beautifully as before.
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Oh god I have probably already made an error here then as I have all plastic plants along the back of the tank, there isnt anything at the front just a hidey hole castle in the centre hmmmmmm
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #5 
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Can they be returned for a store credit? Maybe exchanged for silk or live plants?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #6 
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I think I need to start again for a betta friendly home and keep my large tank for other tropical fish haha!!!

HMMM I think I will get a smaller specific tank just for a single betta and keep my groups of tropicals in the large tank
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #7 
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That sounds like a plan.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #8 
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Ok thats what I shall do hehe!!! Just cant seem to find a suitable smaller tank none look good enough to me hmmmmmm
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #9 
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At my Petco there were these beautiful, silk like feather fake plants in bright red, purple and oranges. These would be really good as well.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #10 
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As far as a tank..If you can go with rectangle..Wider is better than taller for a betta.
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