Originally Posted by JKfish
Astro, I'd have to disagree. Plants help with water quality, and there are some types that don't need any sort of fertilizer or even gravel (java fern, java moss, anubias, water lettuce, etc.) There is actually a member here (I forgot his name) who has his bettas in heated 2 gallon cookie jars full of java moss and other plants, and he rarely has to do water changes because the plants use the fish waste up before it needs be be converted to anything else.
If you choose the right few plants that suit your aquarium and don't expect anything too fancy from them other than a natural place for your betta to hide, sleep on, or swim near and a way to help keep your water cleaner, you shouldn't be dissappointed
I agree that java moss is one of the easier to care for im simply stateing that it might be too much on someone that this is their first betta ever and first planted tank.
If they had the betta for a couple months before hand and then wanted to try planting his tank, i would say go ahead. But the person has no to little experience with bettas already.