Hey everyone, I had some questions on tank maintenance. I'm planning on getting a betta in a couple months (5-6) so for now I'm just gathering a bunch of information.
1) what's the startup cost for a betta? I'm planning on getting a 5 gallon tank and other accessories. (Filter, heater, conditioner, gravel etc. etc.)
2) Is a tank with life plants beneficial? I originally wanted silk plants, but I read that life plants are much more beneficial and Bettas seem to like them more. So I'll probably do a mix of live plants and silk plants. More live than silk.
Can I still keep gravel with live plants? I'm interested in live plants that need hardly any maintenance, easy to keep up with, and won't die on me. I don't want live plants that are too hard to take care of. Any suggestions?
Also how do I maintain live plants and silk plants? Do I need to wash the silk plants, and do you have to do anything special for live plants?
I'll update this thread with more questions if I have them.