I have slowly been trying to convert my 5.5 gallon tank to a planted tank. Yesterday I went to Petsmart and got a top fin Amazon Sword and a mystery snail. I previously got a Ultra Sun bulb that I am now using but I only have gravel. My Betta, Esau, seems to think I put that snail in his tank as a snack and is constantly stalking him. :( I heard this can be common and may just take the snail out but I thought maybe my tank is just too bare. Besides the Amazon Sword I only have two plastic decorations (the new Asian cherry trees, one large and one small also from Petsmart) and a marimo. I heard it is better to only plant one or two plants at a time?
Anyways, I have been checking out some of the places you can buy plants online and am feeling a little overwhelmed by all the choices. So I was wondering what plants anyone would suggest for a 5.5 gallon tank? And should I get tap root supplements or a solution to add to the water? What brands have worked for you?
I have been looking at Frogbit as something for the top/surface?
On another note I have been thinking about doing a 10 gallon planted tank if this works out well too. :)