I'm running a divided tank right now for my bettas and I just can't seem to win, my scarlet ludwigia are not doing so well, when I bought them they didn't have much rootage, which I thought was weird, and one of my Java fern is trimmed all the way back. I'm wondering if I should just ditch the live plant idea and go for fake plants especially in a simple divided betta tank. (If it was a community tank I'd probably tough it out). I'm trying to go low maintenance but its not working out very well. I just don't know if my betta will enjoy the fake plants like he does the real ones. (Swims in and out of them, sleeps on the java fern).
I was told live plants help keep the toxins in check, and are easier to maintain, but right now I have more plant debri than I do fish debri in my tank. >__<
The divided tank is currently divided into 2 right now, and I am considering dividing into 3. (Only have one betta for the moment.)