Are there any live floating plants that have ZERO chance of hurting Betta fins please?
Dwarf Water Lettuce? Amazon Frogbit? Pennywort? I read several sites that Anubias tore fins on Betta who swam in often. Hornwort tore his fins, already tried it.
Recently transferred Dexter to a 10 gallon from a 5.5 (Thursday 4/17/14). Before that had donated back almost all ghost shrimp since witnessing them attack his fins three times. Also put a sponge on filter intake, out take on lowest setting, baffled out take with a water bottle (he loved to play under it - getting pushed down almost to substrate). Pin holes and tears in his fins began healing immediately after making those two changes. However he was still getting pushed down under out take so I purchased hornwort to float and catch the current. All was great I thought until he started wiggling into the tightest clumps and between the wall and plant. UGH, noticed a tear yesterday and out it went, for now in a vase of water. Want to solve this issue so he can fully heal and not just hurt his fins in a different way.
May be starting a snail tank in the 5.5 gallon or try to sell to friend who is considering getting a Betta. Moved up to a 10 gallon after realizing couldn't have many plants + limited on choice of.
10 gallon tank
Transferred from a fully cycled 5.5 gal tank Thursday 4/17. Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrates all at zero- last test was Sunday will test again today/Saturday 4/19 or tomorrow.
One ghost shrimp
AquaClear Power Filter 20- sponge over intake, on lowest setting, baffled w/water bottle and for now java moss arranged under to catch remaining current
Two clumps Java Moss
Two Aponogaton Undulatus
Two Crypt Wendtii (with a third starting from runner recently- yay!!)
Two medium and two small new Java Fern plants
One Cichlid cave
One "Sunken Branch" ceramic decoration (sanded down couple parts that felt rough before putting in tank a couple weeks ago)
SeaChem Prime water conditioner
Gravel substrate, LED lights
Any help or direction will be appreciated. Thanks!