Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #21 
Tsuhei
Member
 
Tsuhei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex09 View Post
You can buy java ferns at petco. They sell them in the tubes as 'tropica fern'. I bought 2 and both are still alive a few months later. I dont even keep a light on over my tank, just leave my shutters open and bring in indirect sunlight.
Well I don't like going to petco anymore really..the one by me is horrible. The plants are COVERED in algae, marimo moss looks awful and splotchy, the fish are dying, and that's where I got my last plants from...they melted in one day because they were already rotting apparently and killed my DTPK red dragon. I refuse to do business with them. Lol
Tsuhei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 07:43 PM   #22 
Tsuhei
Member
 
Tsuhei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Update:

AHHHHHHHHHH!!! (good scream xD)

Astaire is once again doing what he was named for: DANCING!!

Up until now, looking at another fish or reflection, he hasn't been flaring and becoming super aggressive like he used to and then shake and swim backwards and blow bubbles...he's finally doing it again!! HOORAY! (and his fins made a dramatic recovery!!

Unfortunately for Stamps, his progress is getting worse D:! Hopefully he perks up within a week!
Tsuhei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #23 
danifacetastic
Member
 
danifacetastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Carolina.
Hmm I have all kinds of plastic and silk plants in my take and I only had a problem with a fake dino skull.
danifacetastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2010, 01:47 AM   #24 
Tsuhei
Member
 
Tsuhei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Well after doing a water change today, he got a new tear in his finnage..and it really does look like tailbiting. I don't know what to do with this guy..apparently changing his water upsets him now too -_-
Tsuhei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2010, 03:08 AM   #25 
ilovebunnies
Member
 
ilovebunnies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Jersey
Petsmart does sell java ferns in the tubes and I think you can get different sizes. They are snail free! My betta loves to be lazy and lays on his java fern!

If you want live plants for better water quality, you are better off getting plants that grow fast. There are floater plants such as duck weed or stem plants. Look up threads by OldFishyLady she had a good list!

Right now I have pothos stem cuttings in my betta's home. It's terrestrial but will root in water and suck up the nutrients. I am letting them root in the water and I keep the leaves out of the tank (so the plant won't rot). Another member used suction holders to keep this plant in place. Might be an option if you are nervous about keeping fully submerged plants in your tanks. My betta even blew his first bubble nest by the stems when I added it ;D
Oh, and pothos is a houseplant so you can find them at just about every garden center and pinch off around five inches of vine with some leaves on that piece.

All you would have to do is supply a full daylight spectrum light to these plants and they shouldn't rot.
ilovebunnies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 03:30 AM   #26 
Waterbottle2
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
you can buy them in lil plastic tubes so no snails and marimos are easy just turn them every week turn em over
Waterbottle2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
-Sighs- Just my luck... DragonFish Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 10 10-04-2010 03:50 PM
Number 14 *sighs* BettaxFishxCrazy Betta Fish Care 8 11-02-2009 07:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.