Here is my first attempt at dividing a 10g tank. Used a DIY divider. Do you all think there are too many plants? Too crowded?
Right now each boy has one real plant and hope to replace the fake plants with real ones over time. Any suggestions to make it better for my boys are appreciated as I am still new to bettas and want my boys to be comfortable.
Does Fabio have Mondo Grass (Kyoto) for a real plant or is that fake there? If it is Mondo grass, that stuff isn't aquatic. You're Sword might feel a little crowded but if you have root tabs for it, it will be very happy! It's looking good to me!
It isn't Mondo Grass (can't remember what the plant label called it but it is aquatic). And I don't have root tabs but put in some Leaf Zone. Will that do the same?
Ah okay, well that's good. It might be Saggitaria or Vallisneria, can't tell from this angle. For ferts, Leaf Zone is an okay liquid fert which is good for water column feeders like most stem plants; Hornwort, Myrio, Water Wisteria and so on. Then there are plants which are root feeders which means they get most of their food from the substrate or supplements like roots tabs so the Sword is a heavy root feeder. They will like the Leaf Zone but will do MUCH better with some root tabs, I get the 10 API Root tabs for 6 dollars and that works fine. Other root feeders are Crypts, all grasses (hairgrass, vallisneria, saggitaria) and some others I forget.
Yeah, walmart doesn't carry many API things if any at all. I'd get it at PetSmart if I were you, LFS items tend to be pricey unless you want to support them. My LFS sold them for 12 dollars and PetSmart was 6 so....yeah, you can probably tell my decision lol
this is my first betta ever (I call him betamax). neighbors were throwing out the 5gal tank (with a working filter and everything) so i figured i should take it and adopt something. no heater for now because the water is already in the 80s. i did have to take the buddha out today because the water was cloudy when i woke up and i had heard someone complain about buddha causing water cloudiness, but it might have just been the tank cycling... He's a really active guy.