I've had betta tanks for a long time and I never ventured into plants because I've always been kind of bad with the. The only kind of plant I've had in my tanks are moss balls because they are incredibly easy to take care of. :)
Anyway, I went to the pet store to buy a new moss ball and a couple of decorations (boxing day sales are still going... yay!) AND I couldn't help myself but look at all the pretty plants. I asked the guy in the fih section (i know i know... not always the best sources, but that's why I'm here right now) and I asked him what was a plant that was really easy to take care of and didn't require a whole lot of sunlight. He told me to get an anubias. So I chose the one that looked the best and that was a little smaller and I bought it.
The guy told me to be careful because there might be snails hidden in it so I put it in a quarantine tank for the time being.
1. Up to now I've rinsed the plant a couple of times and found 2 tiny snails. I haven't seen anymore snails for the past 2 days. How long should I leave it in quarantine?
2. For my moss ball I put them in untreated water for 4 days for their time in quarantine so it kills anything bad. Up to now, I've treated the water of the quaratine tank for the anubias. Should I not treat it?
3. When I bought the plant, at the base of it, the roots are wrapped in a kind of spongy-like material (that's how they were in the tanks over there). SHould I undo that?
4. I have gravel in the tank I want to put it in. How should I proceed?