I have a 1 gallon jar I'm looking to plant. I'm going to out hornwort and a moss ball in there for sure, but I'm not sure what else would look good. Any suggestions? It'll be heated, so can I use it as a betta jar, or maybe a shrimp jar?
I've gotten a lot of mixed responses with keeping a betta in there, still debating. I'm not quite sure about lighting yet either, so we'll see on the grass. I love anubias though so I'll definitely look into getting that. Thank you:)
IMO/E the unfiltered 1gal is fine to keep a Long fin male Betta long term-provided that water quality is maintained and since you will be using live plants-as long as the plants are thriving-Weekly partial water changes are all that is needed IME.
Without live plants-twice weekly water changes should maintain water quality provided that you don't overfeed.
The Betta bioload isn't that great and by making lots of water changes-especially too frequent 100% water changes...IMO/E you can do more harm than good....
You disrupt the balance and stress the fish that can compromise the immune response in my opinion based on personal experience and experiments.
I believe that the recommended with plants for a one gallon is two 50% changes per week (please correct me if I'm wrong, OFL!). My main issue with a jar is that it doesn't provide a huge amount of swimming space, since it's mostly vertical. Still, as long as it is heated and clean, it's a big improvement on the way they are kept by many people. My personaly preference, however, would be a shrimp tank. :)